Tennessee double-homicide suspect arrested in Florida

Posted at 6:25 PM, Jun 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-30 18:25:00-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a suspect in a Tennessee double-homicide has been arrested in northeast Florida.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reports that 39-year-old Bryan James Cooke was arrested early Tuesday morning at a Jacksonville hotel. He was being held pending his extradition to Tennessee.

Authorities say Cooke was placed on the TBI's Top Ten Most Wanted list Monday. Authorities in Warren County, Tennessee, wanted Cooke in connection to the deaths of Gail and Gary Dodson. They were found dead in their home after employees at their restaurant were concerned that the two didn't show up for work.

Authorities say a Jeep that had been stolen from the Dodsons' McMinnville home was recovered near the Jacksonville hotel where Cooke was arrested.

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