MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. -- Multiple agencies are searching for a man who they believe is connected to a shooting incident on Lookout Drive on Thursday.
Cody Glenn Light has an active warrant out for shooting into an unoccupied vehicle and has further charges pending.
Friday afternoon more than seven different agencies, the Marshall County Sheriff's Office helicopter, search dogs, and the Arab Guntersville SWAT team searched for him near Union Grove Road.
Someone placed Light at Pier 69, a Guntersville convenience store on Highway 69. Arab Police say someone said Light showed up at Pier 69, got beer, saw a law enforcement officer and took off again in a stolen truck headed back toward Arab. Officers chased him to a home near Union Grove Road where he headed for a woodline, got caught up in the brush, and then took off again running.
Law enforcement officers searched for Light actively through the night and all day on Friday. “He is considered armed. We consider him dangerous,” said Arab Police Chief Ed Ralston.
Overnight Arab Police officers picked up a separate person of interest. “We’ve questioned that individual and got more information,” Ralston said.
Light is facing one charge so far. “We have one charge on Cody Glenn Light. He is charged with shooting into an unoccupied vehicle.” Ralston said more charges will be pending.
“He’s well known to law enforcement, all the surrounding agencies. Everybody who helped us yesterday, he’s well known to them.”
Ralston says Light stole at least one car since the shooting Thursday. Online court records show a list of charges on him, and it's two pages long. The majority of the charges are breaking and entering, burglary, and drug related.
Brindlee Mountain Elementary, Primary and High School were on a "soft lockdown" Friday afternoon due to the search. Buses will be delayed until deemed safe. Superintendent Cindy Wigley said parents could pick up kids at any time.
They are asking anyone who has contact with him to encourage him to turn himself into law enforcement.
Please call the Arab Police Department at (256) 586-8124 or any other agency to report his location.