Man wanted for felony strangulation in Cullman County arrested in Arkansas operating Lyft/Uber

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Christopher Lee Jensen (Highfill Police Department)

CULLMAN, Ala. – A man wanted in Cullman County on a felony strangulation/suffocation grand jury warrant was arrested in Highfill, Arkansas last Friday while providing ride share services, according to the Highfill Police Department (HPD).

Christopher Lee Jensen, 40, will be extradited to Cullman County, said Cullman County Sheriff Matt Gentry, who said if Jensen doesn’t waive extradition, a governor’s warrant will be obtained and a transport service will bring him back to Alabama.

Jensen was arrested in Highfill on April 5 after the HPD conducted a traffic stop “in reference to a moving traffic violation involving auxiliary driving light use by ride sharing/hailing drivers,” according to a media release from the HPD. “Jensen was providing Lyft and Uber services to the area. Jensen also had a passenger at the time of his arrest.”

Of the circumstances leading to Jensen’s grand jury warrant in Cullman County, Gentry said, “He strangled the victim during a domestic incident. We responded and he was not there. We worked the case and took it to grand jury on the strangulation.”

Gentry said that once Jensen is back in custody in Cullman County, the Cullman County Sheriff’s Office will recommend he has no bond.

“These are the cases, you know we have our Victim Services deputy, (Capt. Edward) Potter,

dealing with victims of crimes, that we put a priority on at the sheriff’s office to ensure that these offenders are arrested and held accountable for their actions, especially with domestic violence issues,” said Gentry.

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Wendy Sack

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