Police say they are searching for a Charlotte man who is on the run after cutting off his ankle bracelet Tuesday his 23rd birthday.
Donald Lee Blakney was most recently jailed on Jan. 5, when he was charged with breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. He was released Feb. 9 after posting bond, jail records show. Thats when officers put an ankle bracelet on him, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police.
Then, on Tuesday, he was scheduled to appear in court to face the January charges, police said, but he didnt show up. He later cut off his electronic monitor near The Plaza and Eastway Drive in northeast Charlotte, police said.
Now hes wanted on outstanding warrants, as well as for interfering with an electronic monitoring device.
Police described Blakneys criminal record as extensive.
Records show Blakney is a felon who has previously been convicted of breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. He spent about nine months in prison last year, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety.
Police said Blakney is 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds. He is known to frequent the areas of Beatties Ford Road and Lasalle Street, police said.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or CMPDs Violent Criminal Apprehension Team at 704-336-8228.