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January 2, 2014

Man tries to steal 4-wheeler from home, hides from police in a ditch for two hours

CULLMAN — An Arab man ran from law enforcement after attempting to steal a 4-wheeler from a Cullman residence Monday night.

Cody Glenn Light, 30, was arrested around 10:20 p.m. after allegedly burglarizing two vehicles in the driveway of a residence located at 1838 Highway 69 North two hours earlier. Cullman County Sheriff Mike Rainey said the homeowner called the department to report a white male was in her yard trying to steal a 4-wheeler around 8:50 p.m.

“The victim noticed the subject ran down the driveway toward Highway 69 and they lived a little ways off the road,” Rainey said. “The victim’s husband got to the home a few minutes before deputies arrived on scene.”

When the deputies arrived, the victim told law enforcement that Light had stolen cash, a .22-caliber rifle and a pair of Costa sunglasses.

“There were two vehicles parked in the yard and the guy broke into both of them,” Rainey said. “The other officers arrived on scene and they began looking for the subject. We got calls that he laid down in the ditch and hid as cars would approach. He was trying to make it to the edge of the woods.”

Rainey said Light was spotted in a field about three-fourths of a mile from the residence and tried to elude the officers yet again by running towards the neighboring wooded area.

“He resisted, but was taken into custody without any injuries,” Rainey said. “There were a bunch of officers involved in locating this guy and I commend their efforts, especially deputy Jennifer Chaffin, Sergeant Jeff Clemmons, and deputy Jed Thomas. It was the persistence of the officers to get this guy off the street.”

Light is being charged with public intoxication, unlawful breaking and entering of a motor vehicle, eluding police and resisting arrest.

Light was taken to the Cullman County Detention Center and is being held on a $14,250 bond.

Lauren Estes can be reached at or 256-734-2131, ext. 137.


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