Father accused of throwing child from car in Clayton, wanted in other counties

Credit: Clayton County Police Department

Credit: Clayton County Police Department

Law enforcement agencies in several jurisdictions, including in Nebraska, are searching for a man accused of throwing his 4-year-old out of a vehicle in Clayton County last week, authorities said Wednesday.

Amir Thomas, 24, is wanted for that incident and also by deputies in Newton, Rockdale, Paulding and Lancaster (Nebraska) counties for various crimes that include battery, theft, obstruction and cruelty to children.

“(He is) armed, dangerous and has violent tendencies,” Clayton police said in a news release. “Please do not approach him. Call 911 immediately.”

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On June 12, Clayton police responded around 9:30 a.m. to a domestic dispute involving Thomas and a woman in the 2400 block of Rex Road near Ellenwood. When they arrived, the woman told authorities she got into a fight with Thomas as she was holding their infant. Their 4-year-old was nearby, police said.

During the fight, Thomas took the woman’s phone and money and fled with the oldest child, police said. As he reached the front of the subdivision, authorities said he threw the 4-year-old from the car and drove away.

Police said the child had injuries to the mouth and the woman was also hurt. Both were checked out by medical personnel after the incident.

Following an investigation, police obtained warrants against Thomas for kidnapping, aggravated assault, theft by taking, battery, and two counts of cruelty to children, a charge he also faces in Newton. In Rockdale, he is accused of theft by receiving property, police said, and in Paulding he is wanted on a charge of failure to appear/obstruction of law enforcement.

His alleged crimes even reached the Midwest. He is wanted by Nebraska deputies in Lancaster County, home to the state capital of Lincoln, on a charge of disturbing the peace.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Clayton police.