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Hayneville man charged with assault 2nd, forced imprisonment and attempted murder

By Fred Guarino

The Lowndes Signal

The Hayneville Police Department arrested Deldrick Keon Thomas, 29, of Hayneville, on Wednesday, Nov. 7 on charges of assault in the second degree, forced imprisonment and attempted murder.

Hayneville Acting Police Chief G. Lashun Hutson said according to the victim, Thomas allegedly lured her from her car “at gunpoint” on Monday, Nov. 5 and took her into a house in Hayneville.

He said after an alleged “altercation” with Thomas, the victim “was able to get out and made it to the hospital” (Baptist East in Montgomery) where Hayneville Police were called.

He said the victim identified Thomas to Hayneville Police on Tuesday, and after a search, Tuesday night, Hayneville Police were not able to contact him.

After word was put out that Hayneville Police were searching for Thomas, Hutson said, Thomas turned himself in to Hayneville Police at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, accompanied by his attorney.

Thomas had been described as 5-foot-7-inches tall and weighing 230 pounds.

Hutson said bond was set for Thomas at $50,000 including $10,000 for forced imprisonment, $10,000 for assault in the second degree and $30,000 for attempted murder.

He said the alleged incident took place in Hayneville.

Thomas has bonded out of the John Hulett Detention Center in Hayneville.

Deldrick Keon Thomas

Deldrick Keon Thomas