*Update* Sheriff’s Office Asks for Help in Search of Assault Suspect

Thursday, January 28th, 2010 at 7:10 am

Johnathon Cody Thomas

The Pine County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the help of the community in searching for one of the three men accused of beating Hinckley driving instructor Dwaine Palmer in November.  Johnathon Cody Thomas, 20, remains at large.

He is charged with five counts in the attack including Aiding/Abetting Assault in the first, second and third degree.  If convicted, Thomas could spend a maximum 62-years in prison and pay over $100,000 in fines.

Pine County Chief Deputy Steve Ovick talking to Red Rock Radio about Thomas last week:

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Anyone with information about Thomas’ whereabouts is asked to contact Pine County Investigations at 320-629-8389, the Tipline at 320-629-8342 or by email on the Pine County Website at www.co.pine.mn.us under the Investigations Unit.


  1. PC MOM 01/26/10 at 8:50am

    I would bet the family knows his where abouts.

  2. Tickedoff 01/27/10 at 12:44pm

    It would help if we had a photo of this guy…Come on, help us Red-Rock!!

  3. PC MOM 01/28/10 at 2:39pm

    He looks like a real nice guy. Good Lord, what kind of families are creating these kinds of kids???

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