K-9 sniffs out fugitive in hidden bedroom compartment

HOGANSVILLE, Ga. -- A suspect wanted out of Coweta County was taken into custody on Tuesday after weeks of investigation.

With help from agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Marshals, and one K9 unit with a good nose, 39-year-old Frank James Dailey was arrested in Heard County.

GBI officials confirmed Friday that Dailey faces multiple counts of violation of the Georgia Controlled Substances Act. He was last spotted during an attempted traffic stop by a Coweta County Sheriff's Office deputy in late July.  However, he sped away from the scene in the area of BoBo Banks and Allen roads.

Agents were eventually able to track him down to 24 Judy Court in Hogansville, Georgia.

When agents arrived at the residence, they were met with 40-year-old Melissa Cook. Cook denied that the suspect was in the home but U.S. Customs and Border Protection's K-9 Unit, Jax, found him hiding in a secret compartment in a master bedroom closet.

Dailey already had previous arrests on file for possession and sale of methamphetamine, obstruction of an officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and fleeing from police among others - crimes spanning the last 11 years in Heard and Coweta counties.

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