Family seeks E.B. man

Published 12:24 am Wednesday, January 16, 2008

By By Lisa Tindell- news editor
An East Brewton family is asking for help finding a missing loved one.
Jerome Thomas, 49, was last seen by his wife, Willodean Thomas on the afternoon of Jan. 4, at their home on Gillis Street in East Brewton.
A missing person's report was filed with the East Brewton Police Department on Jan. 4.
Thomas is 5 feet, 1 inch tall and weighs 200 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair, and 30 percent of his face is covered with scars.
Although Thomas, who is a client with the Southwest Alabama Mental Health Board, has ventured from home before, he has never been away for such a long period of time, Willodean said.
According to the report, Thomas was last seen driving a 2000 Chevy S10 pewter-colored pick-up truck.
But Thomas's truck was recovered on Jan. 4 by Evergreen Police, and the driver was arrested on charges unrelated to the missing person's case.
Ferguson was arrested on outstanding warrants from Florida, Wright said. No connection with Thomas' disappearance was made with Ferguson or a passenger in the vehicle at the time of the arrest.
Although Conecuh Sheriff's investigators are working the case, Thomas' disappearance remains a mystery.
There have been no other leads in the investigation, and Thomas' location is not known at this time, Caraway said.
Thomas was seen on Jan. 5 and again Jan. 6 in the Belleville community near Evergreen, Wright said.
Anyone with any information concerning the whereabouts of Thomas is asked to contact the East Brewton Police Department, the Conecuh County Sheriff's Department, the Evergreen Police Department or other local enforcement agency.

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