FULTON COUNTY, Ga. (WGXA) -- An ex-deputy with the Bibb County Sheriff's Office is accused of stealing guns, sports memorabilia, and other items from the home of the late Demaryius Thomas.
Roswell police were dispatched to the home of the late NFL player, who's from Dublin, on the morning of Sunday, March 13.
An incident report states that Thomas's mother reported the trespassing. She told officers no one had been using the house and that it should be empty. The locks on the house had been changed in December 2021 after Thomas's memorial service.
She also reported to police that social media posts tipped her off to the home being broken into. The posts were reportedly made by her son's friends and showed them having a party in the house.
When police arrived at the home to investigate, they witnessed an Uber driver parked outside to make a food delivery.
Police state that 30-year-old Malcolm Daniels answered the door and refused to give officers information as to why he was at the house. Officers detained Daniels and went inside to investigate further.
The report states police found a gun, gun magazine, and marijuana inside the pool room, as well as two people asleep in the master bedroom.
According to police, one of the individuals in the master bedroom was identified as 29-year-old Vashone Hakeem Jones, an ex-Bibb County deputy who resigned from the sheriff's office in 2019 after being charged with theft and card fraud.
Jones alleged to officers that he used to live at the residence and came back on the weekends to check on the house. He also claimed that he helped take care of Thomas due to medical issues.
The report states that the woman who was with Jones told officers that he approached her at a party the night before at the Gold Room nightclub in Atlanta and invited her back to the house.
Reports show that several items were also reported stolen out of the house -- an Espy award, football memorabilia from various teams, multiple football jerseys from various teams, a jersey signed by Tom Brady, seven to eight guns, shoes and clothing, a hyperbaric chamber, and thousands of dollars in cash.
Two other individuals, 30-year-old Malcolm Daniels and 27-year-old Perfect Robinson, also told police that Jones invited them to the house the previous night.
Officers released the women who were invited from being detained but booked Jones, Robinson, Fisher, and Daniels into the Fulton County Jail.