L-r are Hailey Green, Bradley Stephens, and Devin McGill, charged with carjacking an Uber.
Aug. 12, 2019 – The Sequatchie County Sheriff's Department (SCSD) arrested three people recently on suspicion of having beaten, robbed, and kidnapped an Uber driver on the night of July 29 and morning of July 30.
Devin McGill, 20, of Soddy-Daisy, Bradley Stephens, 39, of Tullahoma, and Hailey Green, 20, of Hixson are being held at the Sequatchie County Jail on a charge of carjacking, although additional charges will likely be brought, Detective Paul Howard said today.
According to Det. Howard, Walter Ramirez of Dalton, Ga., was dispatched to pick up a female rider for Uber at a Signal Mountain address on the evening of July 29, but when he arrived, there were two men with the woman.
“They assaulted him at the house and stole some money from him,” Howard stated. “They put him back in the car and drove down to the Dunlap Walmart. They kept him right there with them.”
victim reportedly told investigators that his captors stole some
shoes at Walmart, but Dunlap Police Chief Clint Huth said his
department “has not been able to confirm anything had been stolen
The three reportedly then went back up Signal Mountain, driving out to the Big Fork area, where the men once again beat the Uber driver before abandoning him in that secluded area.
Ramirez walked out to US 127 and started down the mountain on foot. Police were called about 6:10 a. m. by motorists who reported seeing a man trying to flag down cars near the scenic overlook. Although he had suffered some injuries from the assaults, Ramirez “didn't want to go to the hospital,” Det. Howard stated.
Acting on tips and leads, detectives with the sheriff's department located Devin McGill at his parents' home in Soddy-Daisy about 3 p. m. the same day and took him into custody, Howard said.
Working together with the Hamilton County Fugitive Task Force, detectives were able to track down Stephens and Green Aug. 1 at a residence in Grundy County.
Hailey Green reportedly used the ride-hailing app to lure an Uber driver to Signal Mountain, where he was allegedly assaulted and robbed. File photo.
“We are discussing it with the district attorney,” Howard said. “There will be some more charges coming, including aggravated robbery and some more.” The three could possibly be charged with kidnapping, he said.
The suspects were arraigned in Sequatchie County General Sessions Court on Thursday, Aug. 1, and Judge L. Thomas Austin denied bond. Their next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 16.