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Murder suspect from Gainesville found hiding in Forsyth County dumpster
Billy Galvez
Billy Galvez

A Gainesville man accused of murder in Gwinnett County was arrested on Monday night after being found hiding in a dumpster at Fowler Park, in Forsyth County.

According to a Facebook post from the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, Cpl. William Cessa and his K9 partner Hummer assisted in the arrest of Billy Galvez, who had fled from federal law enforcement. 

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After about half an hour of searching, Hummer was able to find Galvez hiding in a dumpster at the park.

"He's super heads up on this dumpster," Cessa said in bodycam footage as Hummer sniffed the area just before the arrest.

According to information from the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office website, Galvez, whose address is listed as Valley Green Drive in Gainesville, is being held without bond at the Gwinnett County Jail in Lawrenceville and has been charged with felony malice murder and felony aggravated assault. He is also being held for a failure to appear charge in Norcross. 

According to GCSO, Galvez was wanted in connection with the July murder of Alejandro Ramirez.

"We hope this arrest brings a measure of comfort to the Ramirez family as they begin the journey for justice," GCSO officials said in a Facebook post.

This story was first published by the Forsyth County News.

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