Wayne County carjacker accidentally let loose by Ohio jail

Christopher Bibbs Jr. was serving four to 10 years in prison when he was incorrectly released

click to enlarge Christopher Bibbs Jr. - Michigan Department of Corrections
Michigan Department of Corrections
Christopher Bibbs Jr.

You can’t trust Ohio with anything.

A Wayne County carjacker who was serving four to 10 years in a Michigan prison was accidentally released from a county jail in Ohio on March 23, and he’s still on the lam.

Christopher Bibbs Jr. was transferred to the Warren County Jail to make a court appearance in an unrelated drunken driving and firearm case. While in the lockup, county officials released the 21-year-old man and allowed him to leave on foot.

Michigan authorities have been looking for him since.

Now they’re asking for the public’s help in locating him.

The Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) believes Bibbs is in the Detroit area. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 160 pounds, and has brown hair and brown eyes. A tattoo on his left forearm reads, “Only the strong survive.”

Bibbs had been serving his sentence in the Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer since May 2022 after he was convicted of a carjacking in Wayne County.

Anyone who spots Bibbs is asked to call 911 or a 24-hour tip line at 844-362-8477.

“Citizens should not approach this individual if they see him and should contact law enforcement immediately,” MDOC said in a news release.

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Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling is an award-winning investigative journalist who operated Motor City Muckraker, an online news site devoted to exposing abuses of power and holding public officials accountable. Neavling also hosted Muckraker Report on 910AM from September 2017 to July 2018. Before launching Motor City Muckraker,...
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