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A Wheelersburg man is under arrest after police found him hiding inside a mattress.

Scioto county Sheriff Marti Donini says his office has been following several burglaries in the area.

Detectives identified a possible suspect in Sciotoville and obtained a warrant to search a residence where they found 34-year-old Matthew Dawson hiding inside a mattress.

Detectives say Dawson had cut a hole in the mattress and crawled inside to avoid being caught.

Dawson is charged with felony burglary, breaking and entering, and grand theft auto.

Detectives also recovered a stolen Toyota Tacoma truck in Kentucky.

Dawson is in jail with a $68,000 bond.