(CBS) — A registered sex offender held at a community corrections center in north suburban Waukegan was arrested Friday in Round Lake Beach after cutting off his ankle monitor six days earlier, authorities say.
Cody C. Powell, 21, had been authorized to leave the center Oct. 1, but he never returned, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office. Authorities then received an alert that he had cut off his ankle bracelet.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Order Barring Comments Urging CPD Officers To Defy Reporting Rules
Powell was spotted Friday going into a store in the 300 block of West Rollins Road in Round Lake Beach, and he was arrested there, sheriff’s police said. He now faces felony charges of escape and criminal damage to government property.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Most Locations To Remain Dry Overnight
Powell was convicted last year of sexually abusing a 13-year-old victim in Lake County, according to the Illinois Sex Offender Registry, which lists his home address at the Lake County jail in Waukegan. He is now held there on a $150,000 bond, jail records show.MORE NEWS: Two Blocks Of Oakley Avenue In Gage Park Have Been Crumbling For Years, And Frustrated Neighbors Are Finally Getting Results
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