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Morgan County escapee arrested in Calhoun County

An Anniston man convicted of burglary and first-degree escape was arrested in Ohatchee on Sunday after failing to adhere to his probation terms in Morgan County, according court documents.

Cody Wade Snelling, 25, was sentenced in 2013 to two years in the Department of Corrections’ community-based facility in Decatur for entering a building in Weaver with the intent to commit theft, according to an indictment.

While on that work duty Snelling escaped, according to an October 2013 warrant. Snelling pleaded guilty to the first-degree escape charge and was sentenced to five years in prison, according to court records. A Morgan County Circuit Judge suspended Snelling’s prison term and ordered him to serve three years of probation, according to an order filed by Snelling’s probation officer.

A probation warrant was filed for Snelling in June after he failed to report to the state probation office for his escape conviction, according to records. Snelling has been charged with first-degree escape again, according to a Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

Snelling was picked up by Calhoun County deputies Sunday around 6 p.m. at the intersection of Gilberts Ferry Road and Rock Springs Road in Ohatchee, according to the arrest report.   

Efforts to reach the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office on Monday were not immediately successful.


​Staff writer Kirsten Fiscus: 256-235-3563. On Twitter @kfiscus_star.