DETROIT (Michigan News Source) – A prisoner mistakenly released from a county jail in Ohio is believed to be seeking refuge in Detroit. Christopher Bibbs Jr., 21, has been missing for nearly two months after serving approximately one year of his four to ten-year sentence for carjacking in the Wayne County area.
In March, Bibbs was transported to jail in Warren County, Ohio, to face charges of improper handling of a firearm in a vehicle, operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and providing false information to police. An incorrect judgment was placed on his record following his court appearance, stating that the “defendant may now be released.” He was then permitted to leave the jail on foot.
The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) is working alongside the U.S. Marshals Service to recapture Bibbs, with assistance from Bibbs’s family. The department is now seeking the public’s help in locating him.
According to an MDOC press release, “Bibbs is 21 years old and has a tattoo on his left forearm that reads ‘only the strong survive.’ He is 5’10” and weighs approximately 160 lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes.”
MDOC urges anyone with information to contact 911 or the 24-hour tip hotline at 1-844-363-8477. Anyone who encounters Bibbs is warned not to approach him and to contact law enforcement immediately.