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Clarksville Carjacking Suspect In Custody

Posted: 1:31 PM, Jul 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-23 18:31:20Z

A man has been taken into custody following a carjacking in Clarksville in which the victim was struck by his own vehicle. 

The crime happened during the evening hours of July 16 on Zinc Plant Road. 

Montgomery County sheriff’s officials said the victim saw 20-year-old Jonathan Trent Rippie walking down the road and stopped to give him a ride. 

When the victim got out at a friend’s house, Rippie moved to the driver’s seat. The person tried to stop him from stealing the SUV but he allegedly struck the victim three times, ultimately driving over him. 

Rippie was taken into custody in Robertson County on July 19 on unrelated charges of aggravated burglary, theft of property and evading arrest.

He was held on a $47,000 bond. His bond for the charges in Montgomery County was set at $1,010,000.

Authorities said Rippie, of Springfield, is now charged with attempted criminal homicide and theft of property. 

The 1995 white Ford Explorer has still not been located. Anyone with information was asked to contact Investigator Al Maynard at 931-648-0611 ext. 13411. 

You can also call Crime Stoppers at 931-645-TIPS (8477) or visit www.P3tips.com/591

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