Officer Thomas Sample
A violent subject, with thirteen active felony warrants for his arrest, had evaded the US Marshals Service-Fugitive Task Force for approximately two months. The subject was sought on the following charges:
- 4 counts of Kidnapping
- 3 counts of possession of a weapon during a violent crime
- 2 counts of Armed Robbery
- 2 counts of Conspiracy
- Attempted Armed Robbery
- Assault and Battery.
Officer Thomas Sample had previously discussed the wanted subject, who was known to frequent Shemwood Crossing Apartments, with a confidential source, and asked for assistance if he was spotted. On August 30, Officer Sample received a tip from a confidential source in the Pleasant Valley community. The tipster provided information leading to the arrest of this violent felon. Apprehension of this felon also resulted in probation revocation.
Officer Sample’s success in this instance was due to his dedicated efforts at building and maintaining relationships with members within his assigned community. His efforts embody the mission of the Greenville Police Department as we build trusting partnerships with the communities we serve and as we fulfill our mission: prevent crime, promote safety, and enhance quality of life.
Officer Sample has been with the Greenville Police Department for four years. He is a Police Officer 3, assigned to the Community Response Team.