Carjacking suspect released without bond despite being on probation

DENVER -- The man suspected of carjacking a Denver mother and her 2-year-old son at gunpoint last week has been released jail on a personal recognizance bond.

Andre Garcia, 21, has been arrested and released several times -- including one day before the carjacking on Wednesday.

Garcia was on probation in Jefferson County for drug charges when the carjacking occurred.

He was arrested in July in Denver and the judge released him on a personal recognizance bond.  He was transferred to Jefferson County and released after posting a $1,000 bond.

Court records show Garcia was arrested in August in Denver for aggravated robbery and released with a GPS ankle monitor. It was removed when those charges were dropped.

Garcia was arrested in Denver on Oct. 14 and released on Oct. 18.  He was supposed to get another tracking device but did not.  The next day, he allegedly grabbed a gun and carjacked the mother and toddler.

The carjacking victim, who doesn't want to be identified, said she is constantly fearful that Garcia will show up to try to hurt her family.

Despite repeated arrests and a lengthy history of failing to show up at court hearings, a Denver judge again released Garcia on a personal recognizance bond in the carjacking case.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 18.