THOMASVILLE — A fugitive on whom warrants were taken in mid-2020 was arrested Tuesday at his residence.

Authorities had not been able to find Ferrell Byron Cooper Jr. until Tuesday afternoon, said Jamy Steinberg, special agent in charge of the Thomasville regional Georgia Bureau of Investigation office.

Cooper, 27, 510 Old Albany Road, is charged with three counts of violation of the Georgia Street Gang Terror Prevention Act and one count each of hindering/apprehension/punishment of a criminal and probation violation on a marijuana possession conviction.

Steinberg said the charges stem from Cooper's association with others involved in the July 5, 2019, murder of a Bainbridge man on Feinberg Street.

"He is not involved directly with the murder, but did assist in hiding the suspect and hindering the apprehension of a fugitive," Steinberg said.

The suspect is being held at the Thomas County Jail. 

Senior reporter Patti Dozier can be reached at (229) 226-2400, ext. 1820 

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