Double Homicide Suspect Fights Extradition To Tennessee

Posted at 7:39 AM, Jul 06, 2015

MCMINNVILLE, Tenn. – A suspect who has been accused of killing his in-laws in Warren County is fighting his extradition back to Tennessee.

Bryan Cooke was arrested on June 30 at a hotel in Jacksonville, Florida. The 39-year-old has been accused of murdering his mother and father-in-law, Gary and Gail Dodson.

The couple was found deceased inside their home on June 29. Authorities were called to the Dodson's residence after they failed to show up at their restaurant, Gary and Gail’s Pit Stop, in McMinnville.

A motive for the killing was not known.

Since his arrest, Cooke has reportedly refused to answer any questions.

Warren County District Attorney Lisa Zavogiannis told NewsChannel 5 Monday morning that Cooke is fighting extradition out of Florida.

Zavogiannis said he’s expected to be brought back to Tennessee to face charges of double homicide within the next 30 days.

If convicted, Cooke could face the death penalty.

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