Gibson Co. Sheriff searching for person of interest after homicide

GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. — The Gibson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a person of interest after a homicide Sunday afternoon.

Officials are searching for 56-year old Michael Thomason. Thomason was possibly driving a 2008 Pontiac G-6, white in color, with Tennessee license “U2275F”.

Distraught neighbors looked on as a home on Pleasant Hill Road became a crime scene.

“Deputies got a call out here earlier to 232 Pleasant Hill about a disturbance,” Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas said.

Sheriff Thomas wouldn’t say if the actual disturbance was a verbal argument nor actual fight, but said when deputies went into the home just after 4:30 Sunday afternoon, they found a man fatally wounded.

“Once they got here, we found one white male subject deceased. It appears to be from a gunshot wound to the chest,” Thomas explained.

Investigators are now looking for Thomason because they say he was seen leaving the home moments before first responders arrived, but would not elaborate on how he might know the victim. Officers said Thompson is from Humboldt, about 6’1” and 180 lbs. He isn’t being called a suspect.

Thomas said last November, deputies investigated an illegal puppy mill called Precious Puppies at the same address. The operation was shut down, but people continued to live in the home.

Anyone with information that could help investigators is asked to call the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office.


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