ID=8823961A man accused of kidnapping his ex-wife and taking her to North Carolina pleaded guilty in court on Wednesday.

Authorities arrested Dennis Richard Smith, 53, back in May. They say he took Tamra Beam from a house she was cleaning in West Knoxville.

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After a nearly 12-hour search, FBI agents found Beam and Smith at a rest stop on I-40 in Marion, North Carolina.

A judge set Smith's sentencing for November. He faces up to life in prison and a 250-thousand dollar fine.