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Fugitive Tyler Henderson caught by law enforcement

A Thomas County man accused of shooting two deputies earlier this week was caught by law enforcement Sunday afternoon.
Published: Jan. 16, 2022 at 2:06 PM EST
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - A Thomas County man accused of shooting two deputies earlier this week was caught by law enforcement Sunday afternoon.

On the sixth day of the manhunt, law enforcement brought Tyler Henderson into custody, according to the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies received information Sunday around Noon that Henderson was in contact with his family, TCSO said.

His family reportedly contacted the task force and notified TCSO Henderson would turn himself in.

TCSO said he did so shortly after, around 2:30 p.m., and handed over a gun as well.

Henderson told the arresting officer he’s been on the run the entire time and received no help from anyone, TCSO said.

Henderson is charged with three counts of Aggravated Assault on a police officer, three counts possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, three counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, plus his original probation violation.

The search had been ongoing since early Tuesday morning, when three law enforcement deputies tried to arrest Henderson for violating his parole.

Police say Henderson got of one of the deputy’s guns and shot two of them. One is in the hospital in stable condition; the other is back at work.

TCSO said Sunday the deputy currently in the hospital is set to be released in the next day or two.

Henderson’s first appearance in court could be as soon as Tuesday.

The investigation has spanned multiple counties and had a variety of local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies involved, including but not limited to the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, Thomas County Sheriff’s Office, Cook County Sheriff’s Office, Thomasville Police Department, Georgia Bureau of Investigations, Georgia Highway Patrol, and the Tallahassee Police Department.

At one point in the search, 75 different law enforcement personnel were involved.

TPD’s assistance was first requested by the US Marshals Friday afternoon.

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