Police: Carjacker Walked Out Of Court, Carjacked Second Car

LOWELL (CBS) – A day after he was arraigned on carjacking charges, a Lowell man is back behind bars after police say he escaped court in handcuffs and carjacked a second person.

WBZ Newsradio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports 

Twenty-five-year-old Adriano Ortiz-Columbo managed to leave the court house after his arraignment on Thursday on charges that include carjacking, assault and battery and failure to stop for police.

Police say he walked across the street and swiped an SUV from the Autozone parking lot.

Officers tracked him down a short time later.

He was hiding underneath a trailer when they rearrested him.

Ortiz-Columbo was arraigned on a new round of charges Friday.

He is being held without bail.

Police say because of his attempted escape and other charges, he could be looking at a lengthy prison sentence.


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