Walton County Detention Officer Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Inmate

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has arrested and charged Owen Thomas, aged 39, from Lithonia, GA, with Sexual Assault Against Person in Custody and Violation of Oath by Public Officer.

The GBI was called upon by the Walton County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) on Wednesday, March 25, 2024, to aid in the investigation of allegations that Thomas had sexually assaulted an inmate.

Following the investigation, on Monday, April 1, 2024, Thomas was apprehended and taken into custody. He was subsequently booked at the Barrow County jail.