A 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.
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.