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On October 1, 2016, Cody C. Powell, 21, a Lake County Community Based Corrections Center (CBCC) Inmate, left the CBCC housing unit, during an authorized release, but did not return. In addition to not returning, CBCC staff received an alert indicating Powell cut off his electronic ankle monitor, which he was required to wear.
Powell was assigned to CBCC on September 29, 2016, following sentencing on a previous criminal sexual abuse arrest. A no-bond arrest warrant for escape (class 3 felony) and criminal damage to government property (class 4 felony) was issued for Powell. Following the issuance of the arrest warrant, the Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team immediately began searching for Powell.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Warrants Team learned Powell was possibly in the Round Lake Beach area. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office collaborated with the Round Lake Beach Police Department and issued flyers to area businesses to keep a watch for Powell.
On October 7, 2016, Powell was seen entering a business in the 300 block of West Rollins Road, Round Lake Beach. Round Lake Beach Police and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office were notified and successfully took Powell back into custody.
Powell remains in custody at the Lake County Jail. He is next due in court on October 8, 2016 at 9:00AM in courtroom C-120.
Sheriff Curran reminds the public that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.