ALBANY — Registered sex offender Randy Udone Cody found himself back in handcuffs Saturday after Albany Police Department officers caught him at 211 Cordele Road at about noon, stated a police report. He did not resist, it added.
Thirty-year-old Cody had originally been arrested at 1:10 a.m. Friday for a domestic assault at the same residence, which he shares with his alleged victim 32-year-old Shanna L. Bullock.
During his initial arrest, Cody “assaulted the responding officer,” the report added. Officers cuffed and put him in the back of a patrol car. Cody escaped with cuffs on after crawling over the patrol car’s front seat and out the driver’s door.
Albany police, Dougherty County police and Sheriff’s Office deputies along with Department of Correction officers searched Friday for Cody “with negative results.”
Less than 35 hours later, authorities reported positive results by giving Cody a new pair of handcuffs. The pair he escaped with were not found.
Cody faces felony charges for escape, obstruction of a police officer and cruelty to a child along with two misdemeanor counts of domestic battery, said a Dougherty County Jail Spokeswoman. He remained in jail Saturday.
The cruelty to a child charges stem from 1-year-old Tiyonna Cody’s presence at the residence when police responded to the call about a domestic dispute.
Cody registered as a sex offender April 27, 2009, after a March 2004 conviction on sexual battery of a minor, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Sex Offender Registry.
Albany Police Chief John Proctor thanked local agencies for their assistance with the capture of Cody. He said, “Working together strengthens the possibility of an arrest in cases like this. We will pursue criminals and will do it with strong numbers and together.”