Russellville man charged with sodomy arrested again

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – A Russellville man charged with second-degree sodomy is back behind bars after online records indicate he failed to appear in court.

Court documents indicate that this requirement was a condition of his release when he was released from prison on April 28.

Avery Sears was arrested on January 4, 2022, following a December 7 arraignment by a Franklin County grand jury. He faces one count of sodomy in the second degree against a person between the ages of 12 and 16.

On April 20, Sears pleaded not guilty to the charge and waived his right to an indictment, according to online court records.

The court ordered Sears to be taken into the custody of the Franklin County Community Corrections Program as a condition of bail on July 19.

Avery Sears (Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office)

On August 9, Franklin County Corrections filed a request to have Sears terminated from the program after he failed to show up.

He was arrested Aug. 11 by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and is being held without bond.


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