EVERGREEN – Deputies have arrested a hitchhiker accused of stealing a man’s car at gunpoint then crashing the vehicle a short time later.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies were called to South Brook Forest Road and Blue Creek Road just before 10 a.m.

A man driving in the area had picked up a hitchhiker walking along the road. When the man got in the car, he pulled a gun on the driver.

The suspect did not get far before crashing the vehicle. He was taken into custody at the wreck site and his weapon recovered by deputies.

The victim was not injured in the carjacking.