SOMERSET, KY - According to the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Sheriff Bobby Jones is reporting that on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, a Texas man was taken into custody following the search of a property in the Ansel community of Pulaski County.
Wednesday, October 18, Deputy Evan Whitis received information that a fugitive from justice out of Virginia and Texas was hiding in Pulaski County. Deputy Whitis was informed Cody Schneider, age 30, of Texas, was staying at a residence on Fairview Road.
Deputy Whitis confirmed with Pulaski County 911 that Schneider had active warrants for his arrest with full extradition in the United States.
Acting on this information, Deputies went to 1427 Fairview Rd., Science Hill, KY, in the early morning hours.
Deputies surrounded the residence and encountered individuals outside who stated Schneider was inside the house. Deputies forced entry into the residence and were unable to locate Schneider but located an open window in the rear of the residence.
One of the individuals on scene told Deputies they just arrived home and were carrying in groceries when Schneider saw vehicles approaching the residence. The individual stated Schneider ran into the residence before law enforcement arrived.
Unable to locate Schneider, the Deputies left the scene.
Later Wednesday afternoon, Deputies returned to the residence in an attempt to locate Schneider.
Once at the residence, Deputies were advised by a citizen that Schneider was at a neighboring barn.
After a brief search of the area around the barn, Schneider was located hiding in a weeded area.
Schneider was taken into custody without further incident and transported to the Pulaski County Detention Center.
Cody H. Schneider was charged with:
- Fugitive-Warrant Not Required
This individual was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.
Photo of the accused is from the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office.
Deputy Whitis was assisted on the two incidents by Sergeant Preston Pitman, Deputy James Pitman, Deputy Seth Gover, Lieutenant Richard Smith, Deputy Dylan West, Deputy Noah Wesley, and Sergeant Cody Cundiff.
Sheriff Bobby Jones asks if you have any information about drug activity or any crime to contact our tip line at 606-679-8477. You can also leave a tip on our webpage at PulaskiSheriff.com. You can remain anonymous by texting PCSOTIP to 847411, or by using our mobile app on both Google Play and the App Store.