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.