>PHOTOS: The search for Charlie Bates http://wfts.tv/1aUcnVv
The suspect fled on foot to the Oaks Apartments, across 42nd St from the original incident at Cambridge. There, he entered an apartment where some 20 plus people were celebrating a woman's birthday. The suspect forced them all into a bedroom at gunpoint. The suspect fired at least one round into the carpet.
As the suspect left, he encountered the woman's boyfriend, who ran to a nearby apartment as the suspect chased and shot at him. The man got into the apartment and closed the door. The suspect fired at least three rounds without hitting the man. At least one round struck the door.
- On August 9, He allegedly broke into a woman's home near Busch Blvd. and Rome Ave. in Tampa. He is accused of threatening to rape and kill her. But, the victim started praying and Bates ran off.
- On September 3, police said Bates broke into a home near 15th Street and Comanche Ave. He pistol whipped a man and committed a sex act on a woman.
- Then on September 5, Police said Bates forced his way into a woman's apartment and made her take her clothes off. She started reciting bible verses and Bates left.