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Owen County Shooting Update

Date of News Release: 2/22/2017

New Columbus, KY (February 22, 2017) – The Kentucky State Police at Post 5 Campbellsburg is searching for a suspect involved in a non-fatal shooting in Owen County on February 17th, 2017.

Derrick Mays Thomas, the suspect in an Owen County shooting, is still being sought by the Kentucky State Police. It is believed Thomas is in the company of his girlfriend, Elizabeth Neal, and their 1 and 3 year old children.

Thomas is still considered armed and dangerous after allegedly shooting James Neal during an altercation the evening of February 17th. Thomas may be traveling in a blue/silver 2003 2 door Hyundai Accent with Kentucky registration plate 651-LFE or a gray 2003 4 door Mitsubishi Galant with Kentucky registration plate 124-VET. Thomas has ties to Clark, Montgomery, and Menifee Counties and is wanted for assault 1st degree.

The public is asked to not make any contact with Thomas and to provide any information on his whereabouts to Kentucky State Police Post 5 Campbellsburg. Tips from the public may be left at 502.532.6363 or 1.800.222.5555.

Derrick Mays Thomas
23 years old

Thomas is wanted for involvement in a shooting in Owen Co, KY on February, 17, 2017.
He is accompanied by Elizabeth Michelle Neal and their two young daughters.
Thomas has ties to Clark, Montgomery and Menifee Counties
********Thomas should be considered Armed & Dangerous********

Thomas Thomas
Thomas Thomas
Thomas Thomas
Thomas Thomas

Derrick Thomas shown here with Elizabeth M. Neal, mother of their two children.
They are believed to be traveling in Derrick Thomas’ vehicle
2003 blue/silver 2 door Hyundai Accent
KY Registration: 651-LFE

Thomas Thomas Picture of actual vehicle owned by Thomas

Could possibly be in a 2003 gray 4 door Mitsubishi Galant
KY Registration: 124-VET

(Stock photos below-not actual vehicle) Thomas Thomas
Thomas Thomas