A man was arrested, and two police officers injured at the Cody Jinks concert on Thursday night (11-7) at the Albany Civic Center in Albany, GA. As Jinks was playing his song “Loud and Heavy,” a man identified as Ryan Matthew Peacock jumped on the stage. As officers and staff tried to subdue the man, he became violent, eventually having to be tasered. Video (see below) shows the man at one point on the ground with multiple employees and officers on top of him, but he then wrestles his way free before being subdued again.
Two officers were injured during the incident, and a female officer was sent to the hospital with a wrist injury. Ryan Matthew Peacock was arrested for two counts of obstruction of an officer and criminal trespass. Through the entire incident, Cody Jinks and his band, the Tone Deaf Hippies, didn’t miss a beat. “Cody Jinks was not phased by what was going on and continued to perform,” police said.
The Albany Civic Center released a statement about the incident, saying, “Last night, there was an incident involving a patron who climbed on stage during the Cody Jinks show. The Albany Police Department responded quickly and gained control of the situation. The safety and security of our guests is always our number one priority, so we work closely with the police department on all of our events. We are thankful for the continued partnership and commend the officers whose immediate actions helped maintain a safe and enjoyable environment.”
The Albany Police Department also released a statement, saying:
The Albany Police Department is very concerned that two officers were injured last night as a result of the disorderly conduct incident that occurred during the Cody Jinks performance at the Albany Civic Center. Both officers are doing fine and will be returned to duty.
Although we want everyone to enjoy events that are hosted at the Civic Center, safety is the top priority, especially for our officers. We would like to encourage concert-goers to be mindful of the venue rules that are posted at the front door entrance because they will be enforced by the Albany Police Department and Civic Center security. Additionally, attendees need to watch their alcohol consumption. We encourage all attendees to enjoy their experience at our events and refrain from any behavior that takes away from the family-friendly atmosphere that the City of Albany and Spectra Entertainment provide.
On October 26th, Cody Jinks had another concert issue when he was forced to cancel his show at the Nacogdoches County Expo Center in Texas after someone called in a threat to the venue earlier in the day. The Nacogdoches Sheriff’s Office says they now have a person of interest in the threat, and the show has been rescheduled for January 25th, 2020.
Cody Jinks is in Asheville, North Carolina for a show Friday evening (11-8) at the US Cellular Center, and is in St. Louis, Missouri Saturday (11-9) for a show at the Fabulous Fox.