Man Wanted in Kidnapping and Stolen Vehicle Investigation Extradited to Columbia

Columbia Police Chief W. H. “Skip” Holbrook announces that the male suspect accused in last month’s theft of a car with a child inside has been extradited to South Carolina.

26-year-old David Monts is housed at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center (ASGDC) charged with Kidnapping and Grand Larceny of a Motor Vehicle. A bond hearing is set for approximately 9:00 a.m. tomorrow.

A CPD investigator assigned to the United States Marshal’s (USMS) Fugitive Task Force and a member of the CPD Fugitive Team transported Monts from Lewisburg, West Virginia to Columbia, S.C. today.

Investigation Recap:

Initially, Monts was accused of stealing a silver Mercedes from the Five Points Chick-fil-A on May 18, 2019 after the male owner left the engine running. A 9-month old boy was secured in a car seat when the crime happened. Soon after the incident, CPD officers found the child unharmed on the porch of a nearby home and reunited him with his mother and father.

Monts Arrest:

A day after the crime in Columbia, suspect Monts was arrested by the Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department & Greenbrier Police Department (WV) in Lewisburg, West Virginia after a high-speed chase in a stolen car along Interstate 64.

The car stolen in Columbia has been recovered in Orange County, NC.

All persons arrested/charged are presumed innocent until or unless proven guilty in a court of law.