Georgia Man Nabbed in Montana Six Years After Fake Suicide

By Beacon Staff

BOZEMAN – A Georgia man who apparently tried to fake his suicide six years ago has been arrested in Bozeman.

The Gallatin County sheriff’s office says 34-year-old Charles Early was arrested Saturday evening and is being held in the county jail pending extradition to Georgia.

The Calhoun Times in Calhoun, Ga., reports that Early was arrested in February 2002 on cocaine trafficking and weapons charges.

In March 2003, Early was reported missing after his vehicle and what appeared to be a suicide note were found at an abandoned campsite near a lake. No body was found.

Early failed to make a July 2003 court appearance and an arrest warrant was issued.

The Georgia newspaper says authorities found Early after a Georgia man told authorities that someone had used the man’s name to apply for a Montana driver’s license.

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