Douglass (Berks) Man Faces Charges In Connecticut

DOUGLASS (BERKS) PA – A 23-year-old Douglass (Berks) Township resident, who was arrested late last month by its police department on outstanding warrants, was scheduled to be extradited to Manchester CT to face sexual assault charges there. The charges are based on an investigation that began during Summer 2020, according to a police public information officer (PIO) in the Connecticut city of 58,000.

Codi T. Grier of 170 Colebrookdale Rd. was “taken into custody without incident” by Douglass Township police after being notified by Manchester authorities he was wanted for the alleged “sexual assault of a child,” the department’s CrimeWatch website reported. There was “a warrant for probation violations from Pennsylvania as well,” local police confirmed.

The Manchester case started in August 2020, according to its department’s PIO and day-shift patrol commander Lt. Ryan Shea, who said he could offer few details because its investigation is continuing. In a Tuesday (Jan. 5, 2021) telephone interview, Shea confirmed his agency had issued the warrant for Grier’s arrest on sexual assault charges but was unable to offer specifics on the number of counts or their severity.

Shea said an extradition hearing involving Grier was planned for Dec. 28. As of Friday (Jan. 8) it could not be confirmed by The Post if the hearing was conducted. At the time of his arrest, local police indicated, Grier had been transported to the Berks County Sheriff’s Office Central Booking Division for processing, and later was being held at the Berks County Jail in Leesport PA.

Grier may be retained in Berks County to face the outstanding Pennsylvania warrant before being handed over to Manchester, authorities suggested.

Photo from the Douglass (Berks) Police Department