Warrant issued after Saanich man flees during sentencing hearing

Cody James Patterson jumped out of a moving car before he could be sentenced Feb. 23

Cody James Patterson is sought by police after he jumped out of a moving car and ran away before he could be sentenced for charges stemming from an incident in 2009.

Saanich police are asking the Capital Region residents to keep their eyes peeled for a man who fled last week during his sentencing hearing for a 2009 break and enter.

Cody James Patterson appeared in court on the morning of Feb. 23 for the start of his sentencing hearing. However, during a break for lunch with family members, the 22-year-old jumped out of a moving car and ran away before he could be sentenced that afternoon.

Police from Saanich and Victoria failed to find Patterson. A warrant for his arrest was issued earlier this week.

Patterson was facing charges following an incident on Feb. 28, 2009 in which two men broke into an apartment in the 3200-block of Glasgow Ave. Occupants inside the home were threatened with weapons.

Patterson was charged with break and enter, assault with a weapon, and possession of a prohibited weapon.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen Patterson to call 250-475-4321 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

kslavin@saanichnews.com

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