Carjacking suspect cut ankle monitor after committing more felonies, police say

(Columbus Police)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Police in Columbus are looking for a carjacking suspect who cut his ankle monitor after investigators say he committed more felonies.

Bates was arrested in October and charged with aggravated robbery, robbery, kidnapping, carrying a concealed weapon and tampering with evidence. According to police, Bates robbed a person he met through OfferUp.

The victim was held at gunpoint, pistol-whipped and carjacked, according to police.

When Bates was first arrested, his bond was set at $200,000 by the Franklin County Municipal Court. He was indicted a short time later and his bond was lowered to $50,000.

“Since being released he’s committed additional felony crimes. His bond was revoked & he cut his electric monitor off. I’d like to see him get picked up and put back in jail for his flagrant disregard for justice,” said Detective Phillip Thomas from the Columbus Police Robbery Unit. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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