At approximately 6:50 AM, on August 19, 2020, Jefferson County deputies received a call of a carjacking that had occurred earlier the night before. The victim told deputies that he had given a ride to an unknown male earlier in the evening of August 18th. While driving to the location, as directed by the suspect, the victim’s vehicle began to have trouble. The victim got out of the vehicle and raised the hood. Once he closed the hood to return to the vehicle, he saw the suspect had climbed into the driver‘s seat and began to pull away. The victim attempted to grab hold of the vehicle and was dragged by the suspect for a period of time. The injured victim later walked to the Pleasant Grove Police Department for assistance.
Jefferson County Detectives began investigating the case and assisted the victim with getting treatment at a local hospital for injuries sustained during the robbery. As the investigation continued, a suspect was developed from evidence collected. Detectives also began looking for the victim’s vehicle using flock camera technology. The vehicle had been spotted in multiple locations throughout the county. The vehicle was finally spotted on Allison-Bonnet Road In Jefferson County. Deputies went to that location to search for the vehicle. They found the earlier determined suspect walking with a gas can in his hands. The victim’s vehicle was found nearby.
22 year old Christian Gage Ridlehoover was taken into custody and transported to the Jefferson county jail in Bessemer. Ridlehoover has been charged with Robbery 1st degree and Assault 2nd degree. His bonds total $75,000.