Ex-Georgia congressman arrested for breaking and entering and partying at the home of late NFL player Demaryius Thomas – WSB-TV Channel 2


ROSWELL, Ga. — A former Georgia deputy is accused of stealing a firearm, sports memorabilia and other items from the home of a deceased NFL player.

Roswell police were called to the home of Demaryius Thomas on March 13, according to police reports obtained by Channel 2 Action News and WGXA-TV.

Thomas died on December 9, 2021 at the age of 33 after suffering a seizure from injuries he sustained in a car accident in 2019. Thomas played wide receiver at Georgia Tech and has spent nine of his 10 NFL seasons with the Denver Broncos.

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According to a Roswell police report, Thomas’ mother, assistant and financial adviser told police that no one was using the house and that it should have been empty. They said the locks were changed shortly after Thomas died last year.

Thomas’ mother said social media posts informed her that the house had been broken into. Photos taken by her son’s friends showed them partying in the house.

When police arrived at the house, they saw an Uber driver park outside and make a food delivery. A man who opened the door refused to give any information as to why he was in the house.


Police found a gun, a gun loader and marijuana in the pool room and two sleeping people in the master bedroom.

One of the people in the bedroom has been identified as Vashone Hakeem Jones, 29, a former Bibb County deputy, WGXA-TV reported. Jones resigned in 2019 after being accused of theft and card fraud, according to WGXA-TV.

The woman who was with Jones said she had met him the night before at the God Room nightclub and he had invited her to come home.

Jones told officers he was living at home and had been helping Thomas with his medical issues. Jones claimed he came back on weekends to check out the place.

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Jones, along with two other people at the home, were arrested. Jones was charged with criminal trespassing and released on $2,000 bond, according to Fulton County jail records.

Another man in the house, Malcolm Daniels, was charged with robbery and giving false information to a police officer. Perfect Robinson was also charged with criminal trespass.

According to the police report filed by Thomas’s mother, several items were stolen from the home, including an ESPY award, football memorabilia, several football shirts including one signed by Tom Brady, seven or eight guns, a hyperbaric chamber and thousands of dollars in cash.

Roswell Police said no suspects have been arrested or charged in the theft investigation at this time as it is still active and ongoing.


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