8/1/2012 – OKC, OK — A man arrested during a search for an informant tied to the Carina Saunders murder and dismemberment is pleading to his Facebook friends to help bond him out of jail.
As previously reported on JohnTV, Christopher Banschbach, 26, was arrested at a motel near SE 36 and S. I-35 after police made contact with a woman who claims to have seen the elusive video of the torture and murder of 19-year-old Carina Saunders last year.
When the informant led police back to her hotel room, police found Banschbach, a loaded firearm, drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Three days later Banschbach was charged with felony drug trafficking, possession of proceeds from drug trafficking, possession of a firearm, possession of an offensive weapon while committing a felony and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Banschbach is a previously convicted felon – meaning, if convicted of these new crimes, he could be going to prison for a very long time.
Banschbach is currently being held in the Oklahoma County jail on a $94,500 bond.
On Monday, someone with access to Banschbach’s Facebook account posted a public plea for cash to bond Banschbach out of jail.
Hey evry1 Chris asked me 2 let evry1 no he’s in the Oklahoma County Jail he’s ok but we need all the help we can get in order 2 have all the money we need 4 his bond… So plz if u wanna help just whatever u can do would be greatly appreciated… Call or txt 405-568-0982 for more info ask for Brit
Followup posts indicate that a bondsman has agreed to post Banschbach’s bond in exchange for $4,725 cash and two or three co-signers with verifiable jobs and/or property in their name.
Based on Banschbach’s profile, I think its pretty wishful thinking that all of his friends combined could come up with $47, let alone $4,700 and some change.
FYI to anyone considering risking $94,500 on this turd, in December of 2010 a warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to appear on a previous case – causing the bond in that case to be revoked.
To bad Banschbach didn’t hold onto some of that cash he took pics of and posted to his Facebook account (and has since been deleted).