Phagan. Lee was the man who discovered Mary's body the day after she was murdered. Mullinax had driven Mary to and from work on more than one occasion. He was arrested because a witness claimed to have seen the two together that Saturday. Leo Frank was questioned, but released the same day.
John Gantt, a former bookkeeper at the National Pencil Factory, who had openly admired Phagan was arrested the day after Mullinax and Lee- along with an unnamed African-American man. Gantt was arrested in Marietta with a packed suitcase, waiting to board a train. The Atlanta Constitution