Henry County

Who is Brentson Bernard Thomas, suspect wanted in shooting of Henry County detention officer?

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Police and sheriff’s deputies say they are searching for an armed and dangerous suspect accused of shooting a Henry County officer.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office issued a “be on the lookout” for Brentson Bernard Thomas. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

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Thomas has two identifiable tattoos of the New Orleans Saints logos on his neck, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators believe that he left the scene in a 2020 gray four-door Toyota Camry with Georgia license plate CKD8148.

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Deputies said that Thomas is wanted for assault in Clayton County and Miami-Dade County.

Channel 2 Action News has reached out to Clayton County police and Miami-Dade police to confirm details of those cases.

Court records in Miami-Dade show that Thomas has a concealed weapon misdemeanor charge from October 2021. He received bond in the case.

Clayton County records show that has an arrest warrant for a battery-family violence charge also from October 2021.