Cody Light's brother back in jail after escaping courtroom

Updated: Jun. 19, 2018 at 5:37 PM CDT
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ARAB, AL (WAFF) - Zack Light, Cody Light's brother, is back in jail after escaping from court yesterday.

Cody Light is the Arab man who shot at a Marshall County district attorney investigator in April.

Arab Police say Zack Light, the brother of Cody Light, was jailed when Cody went on the run. He is back in jail.

Light was supposed to be in court Monday for a failure to appear charge, but before he could ever go before the judge, he quietly escaped.

"While in the courtroom, he was able to slip out of the courtoom and leave city hall." said Shane Washburn, Arab Assistant Police Chief.

Surveillance cameras picked up Light's direction of travel and witnesses pointed officers toward the nearby Quality Inn.

"We knew that he had some acquaintances that were staying over there, and during our search of the room, we decided just to check the bed, just to make sure that he wasn't under the mattress somewhere and that's how we were able to locate him." said Washburn.

Light now faces an escape charge in addition to his prior failure to appear charge.

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