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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

By Marty Trese, KnoxPages.com Editor


COLUMBUS – Special Agent in Charge Angela L. Byers of the Cincinnati Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced Thursday that Matthew Dailey, 44, of Howard, a detective with the Mount Vernon Police Department, was arrested by the FBI and law enforcement partners on a criminal complaint. Dailey has been on administrative leave since September 18th.

The criminal complaint alleges Dailey used his position with the MVPD to extort others, traffic in narcotics, and use a firearm while committing drug trafficking crimes. 

SAC Byers thanked the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation for their ongoing work in this investigation. She also expressed appreciation to Chief Roger Monroe and the Mount Vernon Police Department for their cooperation in this matter.

Matt Dailey mug shot from WSYX

Matthew Dailey  - Franklin County jail photo

A criminal complaint is not a finding of guilt. An individual charged by criminal complaint is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty at later criminal proceedings.

To read the complaint referenced in this story click here.


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