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ER patient who stole ambulance now wanted for sodomy

Columbus police officers responded to PTAP, Perfect Touch Automotive Playground, located at 306 13th Street in Columbus just before midnight Monday in reference to a single vehicle crash. Columbus police officers responded to PTAP, Perfect Touch Automotive Playground, located at 306 13th Street in Columbus just before midnight Monday in reference to a single vehicle crash.
Police arrested Johnnie Carter and charged him with theft by taking a motor vehicle, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree, crossing a center line, and striking a fixed object. (Source: Muscogee County Jail) Police arrested Johnnie Carter and charged him with theft by taking a motor vehicle, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree, crossing a center line, and striking a fixed object. (Source: Muscogee County Jail)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The man Columbus police say stole an ambulance before crashing it, 36-year-old Johnnie Carter, now has a warrant for his arrest from Phenix City police.

Officials tell News Leader Nine Carter is a felony fugitive from justice for the first degree sodomy of a 17-month-old boy. Phenix City police say the incident happened Sunday evening, and after witnesses told details of the crime to officials, they identified Johnnie Carter as the suspect and issued a warrant for his arrest.

Police do not want to identify the victim at all, but they do tell us Carter has a relationship with the family of the baby, but is not related by blood.
 
Carter is currently being held in the Muscogee County Jail on a $115,250 bond. If he does make bond he will go through a procedure to extradite him to Russell County. If he does not make bond, Phenix City police will have to carry out his warrant once his proceedings in Columbus are complete.  

This information comes following charges against Carter for stealing an ambulance Monday night from the ER.  

Police say he drove the stolen ambulance then crashed it into a business.

Columbus police officers responded to PTAP, Perfect Touch Automotive Playground, located at 306 13th Street in Columbus just before midnight Monday in reference to a single vehicle crash. When officers arrived on the scene they found an ambulance that had crashed into the side of the business.

Upon further investigation police say they found the driver of the wrecked ambulance, Carter, had actually stolen the vehicle from a Mid Georgia Ambulance driver outside the hospital's ER. Reports show the vehicle was valued at $115,000.

Police reports show Carter drove down Center Street, turned right onto 13th Street, where they say he lost control and ran into the building that sits on the corner of 3rd Avenue and 13th Street.

Police reports also show the driver of the ambulance was thrown from the vehicle before Carter drove away.

Police arrested Carter and charged him with theft by taking a motor vehicle, aggravated assault, criminal damage to property in the 2nd degree, crossing a center line, and striking a fixed object. He is being held in the Muscogee County Jail.

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