Escaped Hood County Jail inmate captured

Cody Wayne Bedford
Cody Wayne Bedford Courtesy

Authorities have captured an inmate who escaped from the Hood County Jail through a ceiling vent early Wednesday.

Cody Wayne Bedford, 34, was found in the 7000 Block of Colony Road, west of Granbury, at 11:15 a.m., Hood County Sheriff Roger Deeds confirmed.

Deeds had said it appears that Bedford escaped by getting into a ceiling vent, then breaking out onto the roof and fleeing on foot before sunrise.

Bedford had been jailed since June 18 on charges of aggravated assault of a public servant, criminal mischief and assault.

Deeds said Sheriff’s Department personnel, local law enforcement, the Texas Rangers and the U.S. marshal’s office assisted in the search.

Deanna Boyd, 817-390-7655

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