It was a crime spree that started in Alabama and ended in Louisiana.
Now Cody Glenn Light of Brindlee Mountain has been sentenced to 35 years in a Louisiana state prison after pleading guilty to 10 felony counts against him there. In Louisiana, certain crimes require the guilty to serve 85 percent of their time before they can be considered for release. That means Light must serve at least 27 years before being considered for parole.
It was a little more than a year ago when Light allegedly shot at Marshall County District Attorney investigator Jimmy Miller, who was investigating a stolen vehicle case. That set off a manhunt that last several days stretching from Warrenton to Union Grove and Arab.
Light was spotted several times before he left the state.
Light, 36, was shot by a Sulphur, Louisiana, police officer after he allegedly raised a weapon toward the officer.
He was shot when police surrounded him after he allegedly attempted to rob a resident at gunpoint. Police chased him from Sulphur to nearby Carlyss, Louisiana, where the confrontation happened.
Light was airlifted to the hospital after being shot and, for a time, was listed in critical condition.
It likely will be years, if ever, before Light is returned to Marshall County to face charges of shooting at Miller, which triggered the manhunt for him that lasted nearly two weeks.
On Monday, Light pled guilty in Louisiana to:
- Illegal possession of stolen things valued between $1,000 and $5,000;
- Two counts of armed robbery with a firearm;
- Attempted aggravated burglary;
- Theft of property valued at $5,000 to $25,000;
- Aggravated flight from an officer;
- Aggravated assault with a motor vehicle upon a peace officer;
- Four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm;
- Theft of a motor vehicle;
- Aggravated burglary;
- Aggravated assault upon a peace officer.