Angela Kilgore

Angela Denise Kilgore, 53, was charged in October 2016 with first-degree murder, felony murder, especially aggravated robbery, employing a firearm during the commission of a dangerous felony, aggravated arson, theft, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. The body of 72-year-old Valley Pawn Brokers owner Jerry Ridge was found inside his Whitwell business May 17, 2016, after a fire that was quickly deemed suspicious and soon became a homicide investigation. Ridge had been shot and stabbed. The only items missing from the pawn shop were weapons. Kilgore had more than a dozen handguns in her vehicle when she was arrested on a separate warrant for violating terms of her federal release from a previous incarceration. The guns were later tied to the pawn shop.