Fugitive of the week wanted on multiple charges

Sara Risher

UPDATE: Fugitive of the Week Cody A. Ledford, 22, of Kirksville, was apprehended by the Adair County Sheriffâ??s Office and Missouri State Highway Patrol on Tuesday.

Authorities responded to the residence at 104 Frankford in Novinger after receiving a tip regarding Ledford's whereabouts.
They spoke with resident Sara Risher, who advised she had not seen Ledford in about a month, but upon Risherâ??s consent officers proceeded to search the residence.

During the search officers heard a noise coming from the upstairs region of the home and Ledford was observed exiting from a second story window.

Ledford was apprehended a short distance from the residence and transported to the Adair County Sheriffâ??s Office where he is currently being held on 14 separate warrants.

Risher was also transported to the Adair County Sheriffâ??s Office.

She faces a felony charge of hindering prosecution.

To view a copy of the Adair County Sheriffâ??s Office booking report click here.


Kirksville Police are attempting to locate Cody Allen Ledford, 22, in reference to arrest warrants from Missouri Probation and Parole for violation of parole on an original drug charge and from Adair County, Mo. for distribution/delivery/manufacture of a controlled substance, stealing, minor in possession of alcohol, introduction of alcohol into a jail, traffic violations and failure to appear. Ledford has a total of 14 active arrest warrants.

Ledford is a white male, 6â?? tall, 175 lbs, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Ledford has a tear drop tattoo near his left eye, 3" scar on his chest, tattoo on abdomen of "AFW," skull with Chevy emblem and cards, tattoo on chest "TRUST NO BITCHES," tattoo on left thumb of "660," tattoo on left index finger "LILâ??C," tattoo on left leg of three dots, tattoo on left forearm "FTP," tattoo upper left arm of star and musical notes, and sleeve tattoo covering right arm including skulls, flames, "KVCG," clowns, and faces.

Officers have attempted to make contact with Ledford at his last known residence but have been unable to locate him.

Ledford has family and other ties in the Kirksville area and it is believed the that he is still in the area.

Anyone with information regarding Cody Ledfordâ??s location is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at (660)-785-6945, Dispatch at (660)-665-5621, anonymously at (660)-627-BUST (2878) or send them an email.