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Officials continue search for Christopher Bibbs Jr.

Contact: Chris Gautz 
(517) 256-3790

Officials continue search for Christopher Bibbs Jr.

Lansing, Mich. - The Michigan Department of Corrections and law enforcement authorities are continuing the search for prisoner Christopher Bibbs Jr., who was incorrectly released from a county jail in Ohio.
Bibbs, who is serving a 4–10 year prison sentence for carjacking out of Wayne County, was transported to jail in Warren County, Ohio because he was needed in court there.
The department was notified on March 23, that the county jail had incorrectly released him shortly after 2 p.m. that day and he was allowed to leave the jail on foot. 
The MDOC Absconder Recovery Unit and its Intelligence Unit immediately began to work the case, along with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service to apprehend this individual. Since he was released, a series of efforts were undertaken to locate Bibbs, including working with his family. The department is now seeking the public’s help in locating him. Bibbs is believed to be in the Detroit area.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Bibbs, or who may have seen him, is urged to call 911 or the 24-hour tip hotline at 1-844-362-8477.
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.
He was incarcerated in May of 2022 and had been serving his time at the Thumb Correctional Facility in Lapeer, before he was transported to the jail in Ohio where he faced charges there for improper handling of a firearm in a vehicle, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and providing false information to police.
Citizens should not approach this individual if they see him and should contact law enforcement immediately.
The MDOC will continue sharing updates on its social media accounts until this prisoner is returned to custody.

To view the most recent image of Bibbs click here. The image of the prisoner is a public record and can be used for broadcast.