JCSO: Kidnapping Victim Called 911 When Captor Was Away
Here's an update on a story News Talk KZRG told you about first yesterday: a 49-year-old Jasper man is facing kidnapping charges. Captain Derek Walrod of the Jasper County Sheriff's Office tells News Talk KZRG officers learned about Michael Ritchhart from a 911 call made by his ex-girlfriend.
"We got called on a 911 medical call on Sunday morning, and couldn't get anyone to answer the door there, so we had to make entry into the residence, where we found a female who was conscious and breathing, but suffering from severe injuries to her head, arms, feet and legs."
She told the deputies that Ritchhart had kidnapped her from her home last Friday. Ritchhart was arrested early Monday morning. He's also charged with violating an order of protection and domestic assault.