CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – A man who has been on the run from law enforcement since Sunday afternoon is in custody at this hour.  At 3:30 am on Tuesday authorities placed 24-year- old Cody Whaley under arrest.

According to officials, multiple agencies were on hand when Whaley was taken into custody without incident near Tennessee Street in Caryville.  He is at the Campbell County Jail.

Jacksboro Police Detective Cody Chapman tells WLAF that Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Justin Crabtree took Whaley into custody.  Chapman adds that Caryville Police Officers arrested Whaley’s girlfriend and another person who was with Whaley.

Whaley went on the run in handcuffs.  Chapman noted that when Whaley was located Tuesday morning, he was still wearing one of the cuffs.

Whaley was wanted on vandalism, felony escape and theft charges.  The La Follette man has multiple arrests based on jail records.

Charges against Whaley are officially:

Charge: 39-16-607A – ESCAPE (FELONY) {Type: F}
Charge: 39-14-408  – VANDALISM {Type: M}
Charge: 39-14-103  – THEFT OF PROPERTY UNDER $999.99 {Type: M}
Charge: 39-16-603  – EVADING ARREST {Type: M}

WLAF reported this on Sunday night:

What started as a reported shoplifting call has turned into a man hunt in the Indian Mound Circle of Jacksboro Sunday evening. Officials tell WLAF that 24-year- old Cody Ray Whaley was being detained for shoplifting late Sunday afternoon. However, he ran away from officers and the hunt began just before 5 pm on Sunday.

Jacksboro Police is assisted in the search by officers from the Caryville and La Follette Police Departments as well as the Campbell County Sheriff’s Department. The Knox County Sheriff’s Department is providing air support with its helicopter. It’s believed that Whaley ran away after he was handcuffed and that was confirmed by a resident who saw Whaley in his Jacksboro neighborhood wearing the cuffs.

According to jail records, Whaley, of South 4th Street in La Follette, has been arrested 10 times. His most recent run-in with the law came in late July when he was charged and arrested for criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/20/2019-3:55AM)