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Sex offender arrested, charged

Published 12:20pm Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Bert Howard Cody, 47, a registered, convicted sex offender, was arrested and charged with failure to register for a travel permit and registering under a false pretense on Jan 18 and placed in Morgan County jail under a $5,000 bond.

A registered, convicted sex offender is required to register in accordance with statutes of the Sexual Offenders Registration Notification Act, according to Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin.

Special Victims Unit officer Eric Fields found Cody registered with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office at 6685 Hwy. 31, SW, Lacon Motel, Falkville. Investigators found that Cody had not been staying at his registered address but had been staying at an out-of-town address in Birmingham.

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