Inmate to hero overnight after saving a woman from abduction

By: Jerrika Insco Email
By: Jerrika Insco Email

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - A woman nearly abducted in broad daylight has an unlikely hero to thank.

Chris Tuttle, an inmate in the Taylor County Detention Center, was on work release when he saw what happened and rushed to the woman's rescue.

It wasn't something the inmate on work release expected to see, especially in broad daylight. But luckily he did see it happen on Old Greensburg Road, and now one woman is safe.

He is serving time for third degree burglary.

"He was parked off side of the road waiting on some equipment to arrive. And a guy pulled up beside this girl who was walking home from Burger King," said Tuttle.

28-year-old Chris Tuttle was busy working and putting in new street lights, but when he spotted that car, he knew something just wasn't right.

"Then she started walking off down an old country road, and he backed into where we were at, and I saw him take his pants off," said Tuttle.

Tuttle says he and a city worker followed the man and found him parked on the side of the road struggling with the young woman.

"And he pulled out and got away, but we got the girl though. We took her home," said Tuttle.

He doesn't want recognition for what he did. Tuttle says he just wants the man stopped.

"I did what anybody hopefully would have done," said Tuttle.

Police tell us they have received tips in this case and are following leads to catch the man responsible.

Police say the vehicle that the suspect was driving is possibly a Ford blue or gray car with a Nelson County license plate.

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