By Steve Rogers
A convicted felon is charged with taping a Columbus man’s hands behind his back and beating and robbing him. And Columbus police are looking for her accomplice.
Christie Wooten, 42, is charged with kidnapping and armed robbery in connection with the incident Sunday afternoon.
According to a press release, police were called to the 500 block of Seventh Street North a call about a man who’d been assaulted. Police found him at a neighbor’s house with his hands tied behind his back with electrical tape. He was bleeding from an apparent stab wound or some other kind of injury to his head behind an ear.
The male told officers a female and an unknown black male came into his home, tied him up, assaulted him and took his belongings. Police did not find evidence of forced entry at his home, indicating he knew and “trusted” one of the two.
Police would not say how Wooten and the man might have known each other or their relationship.
“We’re still investigating all that,” Assistant Chief Fred Shelton said Tuesday.
Monday, Municipal Court Judge Rhonda Ellis denied bond for Wooten pending a hold with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.
In 2010, Wooten pleaded guilty to two counts of fraudulent use of an ID and two other counts were retired. She was given a five-year suspended sentence. That sentence was revoked and three more years added on in 2012 when she got three years for grand larceny for stealing more than $500 worth of drilling rods from Richard Foss.
She served part of those sentences had been released and was on probation when charged with Sunday’s incident.