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FBI conducts search warrant on Sheriff Paul Thomas’ home

THE ORCHARD HOUSE was one of four locations in Gibson County to undergo FBI search warrants on Thursday morning, Sept. 1. The nature of the investigation is currently unknown. Photo by Caleb Revill.

FBI conducts search warrant on Sheriff Paul Thomas’ home

By Caleb Revill

Federal Bureau of Investigation officials conducted several search warrants in Gibson County, one of which was on Gibson County Sheriff Paul Thomas’ home in Milan on Thursday morning, Sept. 1.

Memphis FBI Field Office Public Affairs Officer Lisa-Anne Culp confirmed that the FBI conducted search warrants in Gibson County, including the Orchard House transitional home, Alliance Staffing Group, Sheriff Paul Thomas’ home residence and the Gibson County Correctional Complex. Culp said that the FBI would not elaborate on what the investigation was about.

No arrests have been made in the searches. Milan Attorney Tim Crocker is representing Sheriff Thomas.

“I have been retained by Sheriff Paul Thomas regarding the FBI’s search warrants executed on September 1, 2022,” Crocker said. “Sheriff Thomas has been and will continue to be cooperative with any and all Federal or State inquiries or investigations. Sheriff Thomas has not at any time intentionally violated any Federal or State laws. We can only hope for a speedy resolution of any and all issues as this has obviously created an unbelievable amount of anxiety and stress for Sheriff Thomas and his family.”

This story is still ongoing and will be updated as new information comes out.


  1. Jason on September 3, 2022 at 5:44 pm

    Shouldn’t be stealing. The last Gibson co. Sheriff got his ass handed to him the same way. Wats wrong with these fools ?

    • Nate on September 30, 2022 at 7:10 pm

      They doing more then stealing my friend. But even if the FBI finds out what’s going on.. they can’t fight california and Washington that’s all I’m saying. It’s way bigger then this little place.

  2. Thomas on September 5, 2022 at 7:29 am

    It doesn’t matter if he lntentionally did it or not if he broke the law he needs to pay period

  3. Martha Blackwell on September 6, 2022 at 6:18 pm

    I think this is all it’s all planned out as “a mistake” that he likely will be found not guilty- but NOT because he’s innocent. EVERY establishment mentioned, are crooked ‘business’ ran/employed by crooks- not a bit better members of society than the ones in jail. He “came up with these ideas to better transition incarcerated men AND WOMEN back to being in society”? Women can’t even have a job inside the jail- much less an outside/ paying job. I hope the entire truth about all 3 of these places (sheriff’s dept. orchard, & alliance) are revealed and proper repercussions are carried out. #gibsoncogoofs

    • Nate on September 30, 2022 at 7:07 pm

      You are my hero. You are 100% correct. However, it is my belief the FBI is in the right direction with this. It’s not like they arrested Hillary? Do u think they will do anything here? They already knew their operation was compromised. They just clearing it off the books. We will see.

    • Stephanie on March 2, 2023 at 10:14 pm


  4. Brenda Bohannon on September 7, 2022 at 1:35 pm

    My grandson was at the Orchard House and Alliance was in control of his money. They paid over $2000 on his DEAD Dad’s fines, and now we have no idea how to get his money back. But my grandson liked it there.

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