Wanted man accused of hiding in attic with children

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GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A wanted man hid from deputies in a hot attic with his children, according to the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office.

County deputies were looking for Marvin Bailey on Monday at this Duluth apartment off Satellite Boulevard.

"The warrants were the result of an incident on May 26. Gwinnett County police responded to a domestic violence incident," Deputy Shannon Volkodav told Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh.

When deputies arrived at the door, they heard children crying but no one answered the door. They also said a woman denied that anyone was inside.

Deputies got inside using a key from the leasing office and began calling Bailey’s name.

"A small child peeked their head over the opening of the attic,” Volkodav said.

Deputies said Bailey was hiding in the hot attic space with his 4- and 6-year-old children. They said a 1-year-old was covered in blankets on a couch.

"Not a good idea," Volkodav said.

Kavanaugh went to the apartment to speak to the children’s mother but got no response.

Bailey was charged with three counts of reckless conduct, in addition to the original charges he was facing. Law enforcement officials in Stone Mountain also have a hold for him. Kavanaugh is working to determine what those warrants are for.

Bailey is being held at the Gwinnett County Jail.



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