Man accused of kidnapping ex-wife arrested in NC, victim found

Drivers License Photos: Dennis Smith, Tamra Beam

Drivers License Photos: Dennis Smith, Tamra Beam

MCDOWELL COUNTY, N.C. — A man accused of kidnapping his ex-wife in Tennessee has been arrested in North Carolina.

WSOC-TV reported that Dennis Smith was found in McDowell County, according to the FBI. They had searched for him near Union County.

Investigators believe Tamra Beam, 51, was working in a Knoxville, Tennessee, home when her ex-husband Smith, 53, abducted her.

The victim was safely recovered at a rest stop off of Interstate 40 near Marion, North Carolina, around 6:40 a.m. Thursday, officials said.

Authorities across several states were searching for a Blue Ford Fusion. The car was registered out of Union County, according to affiliate WATE.

The victim was safely recovered at a rest stop off of Interstate 40 near Marion, North Carolina, around 6:40 a.m. Thursday, officials said.

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