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Twitter threats lead to Valdosta arrest

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On August 27, 2020, at approximately 12:57 pm., patrol officers with Valdosta Police Department responded to an apartment complex in the 1500 block of Lankford Drive, after receiving numerous phone calls and tips from citizens who saw a subject, later identified as Miles Thomas, on Twitter making threats to shoot someone with a rifle. Officers quickly located the suspect’s vehicle parked in the parking lot of the complex. Through investigation, officers located the apartment that Thomas lived at. Officers made contact with Thomas and detained him. Detectives responded and assisted patrol officers in executing a search warrant at Thomas’ apartment. During the search, the rifle was located in the apartment. While speaking with witnesses it was learned Thomas pointed the rifle at the victim and threatened to kill her. The victim and Thomas do know one another. Thomas was transported to Lowndes County Jail, where he is being held for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

“Multiple citizens quickly contacting law enforcement gave our officers the information and the time they needed to locate this offender and get him off of the streets before he could hurt anyone.” Lt. Scottie Johns