Update: Verdict still handed down for Albany man wanted after failing to appear in court

Albany man wanted after failing to appear in court, ankle monitor stops working

ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - Despite failing to appear in court, an Albany man was still given a verdict.

Demickey Rogers was found guilty of four of the five charges he was facing at the trial.

Rogers, aka “Birdman,” was found guilty of armed robbery, possession of a firearm, theft by taking a firearm and manufacturing marijuana. He was found not guilty on theft by taking.

Rogers will be sentenced at a later date after he is captured, officials said.

The trial began on Tuesday but Rogers did not show up for court on Wednesday. His ankle monitor stopped working around 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to officials.

The trial was originally set to continue at 9 a.m. Wednesday and was rescheduled for 1 p.m. The trial began without the defendant and prosecutors deliberated but the defendant was not there during deliberations, according to prosecutors.

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