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Monday, April 26, 2021

Police still searching for shooting suspect in Henry County

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for Kevin Lee Thornburg, age 32, for apprehension and questioning involving a home invasion that occurred on Friday evening, April 23, 2021, at around 10:30 p.m. on SE 250 in the Coal area. During the incident, the home owner was shot by Thornburg, before he fled the scene.

The home owner was transported by ambulance for medical treatment for the gunshot wound that they sustained, however has subsequently been released from the hospital.

Thornburg is currently being sought on the felony offenses of 1st degree assault, 1st degree burglary, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

Numerous investigative leads have been received by the Sheriff’s Office and continue to be reported regarding Thornburg’s whereabouts and have been followed up on, both within Henry and surrounding counties since the incident occurred, even as late as today.

A roadway shooting also occurred on Friday evening shortly after 10:00 p.m., along SE 450, near the intersection of SE Hwy U, in the Coal area, in which the occupants of a vehicle travelling in the area were shot at several times from the occupant of another vehicle that pulled up alongside them. A minor injury was sustained by one victim in this incident and their vehicle was damaged by the gunfire.
The suspect vehicle involved in this incident was described as a dark-colored pickup truck with a cattle guard, as well as a full-length, white, light bar on the truck.

Evidence collected at both scenes could connect these incidents after crime laboratory analysis, however these results are expected to be substantially delayed, due to backlogged evidence awaiting to be processed at laboratories across the state.

If anyone has any information regarding the current locations of Kevin Thornburg or investigative information regarding either of these incidents, please contact Henry County Central Communications at (660) 885-5587 or your local law enforcement agency.

Thornburg should still be considered armed and dangerous and utilize extreme caution if you should come into contact with him for any reason.