As of Monday April 26th, The Henry County Sheriff’s Office is still searching for Kevin Lee Thornburg, age 32, for apprehension and questioning involving a home invasion that occurred on Friday evening, April 23, 2021, at around 10:30 p.m. on SE 250 in the Coal area. During the incident, the homeowner was shot by Thornburg, before he fled the scene. The homeowner was transported by ambulance for medical treatment for the gunshot wound that they sustained, however has subsequently been released from the hospital.
Thornburg is currently being sought on the felony offenses of 1st degree assault, 1st degree burglary, armed criminal action, and unlawful use of a weapon.
Numerous investigative leads have been received by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and continue to be reported regarding Thornburg’s whereabouts and have been followed up on, both within Henry and surrounding counties since the incident occurred.
A roadway shooting also occurred on Friday evening shortly after 10:00 p.m., along SE 450, near the intersection of SE Hwy U, in the Coal area, in which the occupants of a vehicle travelling in the area were shot at several times from the occupant of another vehicle that pulled up alongside them. A minor injury was sustained by one victim in this incident and their vehicle was damaged by the gunfire.
Henry County Sheriff’s Office reported the suspect vehicle involved in this incident was described as a dark-colored pickup truck with a cattle guard, as well as a full-length, white, light bar on the truck.
Evidence collected at both scenes could connect these incidents after crime laboratory analysis, however these results are expected to be substantially delayed, due to backlogged evidence awaiting to be processed at laboratories across the state.
If anyone has any information regarding the current locations of Kevin Thornburg or investigative information regarding either of these incidents, contact Henry County Central Communications at (660) 885-5587 or your local law enforcement agency. Thornburg should still be considered armed and dangerous and utilize extreme caution if you should encounter him for any reason.