Codey Foy, the defendant on bail from charges of aggravated assault and endangerment after a police manhunt in Tortosa on May 8, is facing new criminal charges.
Foy, 43, was arrested about 7 p.m. Friday and charged with prohibited possession of a firearm, disorderly conduct, unlawful discharge of a weapon and related charges, according to Maricopa police.
Officers had responded Friday to Foy’s ex-girlfriend’s home on North Toledo Avenue in Tortosa, after the woman’s neighbor called police to report a disturbance.
On scene, the ex-girlfriend, identified as Jennifer Drown, told police that Foy became upset when she wouldn’t let him drive her vehicle to the store, because he is on medication, police said.
Drown said Foy allegedly began throwing things in the garage and threatening to go to the home of the U.S. border agent who shot him in the left hand during the May 8 manhunt to ask him why he shot him, according to the statement of probable cause.
Drown also told police that on May 14 Foy allegedly discharged a firearm on her back porch, and showed officers where the bullet struck the patio and ricocheted into the back of the home, police said.
Foy told police the weapon discharge was accidental, occurring when a silver 9mm Derringer fell and struck the patio while he was taking off his boots, police said. Foy said the hammer on the gun was faulty, causing it to fire.
Foy allegedly admitted to officers that he was prohibited from possessing firearms, but said he had to carry the gun for protection. He told police he had since discarded the weapon, but it has yet to be recovered, the probable cause statement indicated.
In the May 8 incident, Foy sustained a non-life-threatening wound in the hand after he was shot by an off-duty border agent while police searched for him in the Tortosa neighborhood.
Foy had been wanted in connection with a stolen truck earlier in the day, and Pinal County Sheriff’s Office had issued a “be on the lookout” notice. When a report of a man matching Foy’s description came in that afternoon, personnel from the Maricopa Police Department and Pinal County Sheriff’s Office descended on the development, closing off traffic from Honeycutt Road at the roundabout by Santa Cruz Elementary. For hours, authorities searched door to door, calling in a Department of Public Safety helicopter, but Foy could not be found until after 6 p.m.
Foy was shot near a home on Picasso Street, taken into custody and transported to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries. The border patrol agent involved was unharmed, authorities said. Foy, who had previous warrants out for his arrest, according to authorities, was released on bail after charges stemming from that incident.
He was being held without bail at Pinal County Jail after Friday’s arrest pending a preliminary hearing scheduled for today on the latest charges, according to court records.