Henry County

2 women arrested after police say they helped hide man accused of killing deputy

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Two women were arrested after police say they helped hide a man accused of killing a Henry County police officer.

Officer Paramhans Desai was shot Nov. 4 as he tried to make an arrest during a domestic violence call in McDonough. The father of two died Nov. 8.

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Police said 22-year-old Jordan Jackson shot and critically wounded Desai. Jackson sped away from the scene. He was later found dead inside a Riverdale apartment from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.


On Thursday, Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett announced the arrests of Madison Trop and Kaitlin Finley.

Trop faces charges of aiding or permitting another to escape lawful custody and hindering apprehension.

Finley faces charges of hindering apprehension and possession of a controlled substance.

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Scandrett said he was disgusted by the vulgar comments Finley made while she was being booked into the Henry County Jail about the police, Officer Desai and his family.

Scandrett also said Finely claimed that the women didn’t do anything wrong.

“Eff the pigs. Eff the officer. Eff his kids. And eff all you all,” Finely said. “Maddie, it’s not our fault.”

In an earlier news conference, Scandrett warned anyone who was helping Jackson that his office would find them.

Both women were being held without bond. It’s unclear what kind of relationship they had with Jackson.

The sheriff said there could be other arrests.

There is a prayer vigil for Desai at police headquarters on Friday at noon.