2 for 1: When police found the suspect in a cold-case murder, they realized they solved another crime too

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Mar. 30 2021, Updated 6:19 p.m. ET

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A Georgia detective was able to solve two crimes after he took a fresh look at a 16-year-old murder case, deputies said.

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According to a Bibb County Sheriff’s Office news release obtained by FrontPageDetectives, last November, Investigator Malcolm Bryant began looking into the 2004 homicide of Michael Glover, 36.

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Bryant resubmitted genetic evidence from the crime to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and found out on March 8 there was a positive match from the Combined DNA Index System, or CODIS, with Terrance Bryant Dean, 39. 

The investigator also learned there was a positive match between Dean and evidence from a rape case, the release states. Police did not release details about what happened in the murder or the rape cases.

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Bryant obtained arrest warrants on both cases and with the help of the U.S. Marshals Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force took the suspect into custody on March 26. 

“During a search of Dean’s pockets, investigators recovered thirty small bags that contained a white powdery substance,” deputies claim in the release.

Dean was transported to the Bibb County jail and charged with murder, rape, and sale of a controlled substance. 

He is being held without bond.

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