From Chief P.K. Johnson
Millbrook Police Department
On Saturday, March 27, 2021, Millbrook police were notified by emergency room personnel that a subject being treated for multiple stab wounds had stated that he was stabbed at a Millbrook residence earlier that evening. Frederick Adams, a 26 year-old Montgomery resident, advised responding officers that he was at a private residence in the 3000 block of Grandview Road when he became involved in a verbal dispute with an acquaintance.
The dispute became physical at some point when the acquaintance produced a knife, stabbing the victim multiple times. The victim was transported, by private vehicle, to Jackson’s Hospital Emergency Room, where he was treated for serious but non-life threatening injuries. The victim stated that the offender fled the scene following the altercation.
The case was turned over to the Millbrook Police Department’s Criminal Investigative Unit, who were able to determine the alleged offender’s identity. On Sunday, March 28, 2021, Millbrook detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Robert Earl Thomas, a 49 year-old Montgomery resident, for Assault 2nd Degree.
On Monday afternoon, March 29, 2021, Robert Earl Thomas was taken into custody, without incident, at Millbrook Police Headquarters. Thomas surrendered to law enforcement after being profiled by Crime Stoppers, by the news and social media. Thomas was processed and transported to the Elmore County Jail, where he remains under a $15,000.00 bond.
Chief Johnson said “We are pleased to announce this arrest and we greatly appreciate the role that Crime Stoppers played in this apprehension. Apparently, the alleged offender saw his profile or was alerted by someone that he was wanted in connection with this assault and he immediately surrendered to law enforcement. That prevents our investigators searching for him and is the safest resolution for all parties involved. We appreciate the partnership that exists between Crime Stoppers and law enforcement. This is just another useful tool in our tool box that helps us solve cases and assists us in apprehending offenders. It’s a great partnership and we appreciate all of our local businesses and organizations that partner with us to make apprehensions like today possible. When law enforcement and the public work together everyone wins.”
“In speaking with our detectives with regard to this particular case, I was disturbed to learn that the altercation that preceded this assault allegedly began over a disagreement over music or something along those lines. Despite the age difference between victim and offender, I am constantly amazed at just how little it takes for people in society today to become physically violent towards one another. A life could have been lost over a simple disagreement that amounts to nothing. That is both sad and ridiculous,” said Johnson.