Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Tuesday apprehended a suspect who had cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet.
Otis Johnson, 23, was in custody at the Mecklenburg County jail charged with interfering with an electronic monitoring device and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Johnson was ordered to wear an electronic bracelet as a condition of his release from jail on Aug. 30, after he posted bond on multiple drug and firearms charges, police said.
On Jan. 8 Johnson cut off his electronic monitor after a detective questioned him about an unrelated crime. Johnson was last seen in the area of Beatties Ford Road. Police said he has an extensive criminal history in Mecklenburg County including arrests on burglary, robbery, drugs and firearms charges.
Police found and arrested him Tuesday morning without incident. He was the first offender monitored by CMPD to cut off a bracelet in 2013. Last year, 28 offenders cut off their monitors and all have been arrested, police said.
CMPD is currently monitoring 385 offenders.
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