Thursday, 14 June 2012 17:03

Memphis Man and Woman Indicted on Aggravated Robbery Charges

Alexandria Ratliff, age 21, and Jermell Goodman, age 22 were indicted on two (2) counts each of aggravated kidnapping, two (2) counts each of aggravated robbery and two (2) counts each of fraudulent use of a credit card under $500.00.
The Memphis Police Department investigation revealed the male victim, age 63 and his 81 year-old mother were at their home located in the 5200 block of Aureen in South Memphis on January 24th, 2012. The male victim recently ended a relationship with Alexandria Ratliff and arranged to have her return his car he loaned to her. Ratliff arrived at the home with three (3) armed male suspects. Ratliff went into the home through an unlocked rear door followed by Goodman and two (2) other males. Once inside the home Goodman and the males beat, pistol-whipped, and duct-taped the male victim’s feet, hands and mouth. The man’s mother entered the room and was knocked to the floor by one of the armed men. The males beat her with a pistol and bound her hands and feet with duct tape. During the robbery Ratliff, Goodman and the males took several items from the victims including cell phones, credit cards, jewelry, and household electronics. Ratliff, Goodman and the two (2) males left the house in the same car belonging to the male victim. The car was later found burned.
The investigation revealed that Ratliff used the man’s credit card at several retail locations on January 25th, 2012. On January 30, 2012 Alexandra Ratliff and Jermell Goodman were arrested at an apartment in the 3500 block of Tall Oaks Circle in Memphis.
Aggravated kidnapping and aggravated robbery are each class “B” felonies with a sentence range of eight (8) to thirty (30) years per count. Aggravated kidnapping is a "no parole" offense. Fraudulent use of a credit card under $500.00 is a class “A” misdemeanor with maximum sentence of eleven (11) months, twenty-nine (29) days.