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Great escape by Tenn. woman who flees car trunk, kidnappers, say cops

Sevierville, Tenn., where a woman claimed she escaped from a car trunk to flee kidnappers on Sunday, April 17, 2011
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(CBS/AP) SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. - An east Tennessee woman either has a bit of David Blaine in her DNA...or she is just very lucky.

On Sunday, a Johnson City woman named Marsha Long escaped from a car trunk and ran into a market in Sevierville clad only in her underwear...and told the clerk about her abduction.

Sevier County authorities have charged a couple with kidnapping Long.

Angelia Christine Payne and William Daugherty are charged with aggravated kidnapping and aggravated assault, according to The Mountain Press.

Long says she had stayed with Payne for several days before she was tied to a bar and her life was threatened.

Both suspects remained in the Sevier County Jail on Tuesday.