A plea for
help on a restroom wall was answered over the weekend and led
to the arrest of a truckdriver at a Georgia rest area. The woman
told police she left more than 30 messages in restrooms from New
York to Tennessee.
was recounted Tuesday afternoon by radio personality Paul Harvey
during his nationally syndicated show. Authorities reportedly
found an Alabama woman beaten and wrapped in a blanket early
Saturday in the cab of a Cannon Express truck driven by Shannon
E. Jones of Delhi, NY.
Shaddix allegedly scrawled a message in the restroom at an I-75
rest stop in McMinn County, TN, reading "Won't let me out.
Beating me, this is no joke!"
worker reportedly discovered the message Friday evening while
cleaning the restroom. The message named "Cannon truck
383." He called police.
officials reportedly then used a global positioning system to
track the truck to the I-16 rest area. According to published
reports, authorities arrested Jones early Saturday and held
him without bond on a charge of aggravated assault.
persons report indicated Shaddix had been missing for at least
three months. She told authorities she had been trying to get
away from Jones for a year.