Reward up to $21K for info on slain Lehigh Acres man

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. The reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer of a Lehigh Acres truck driver has increased by $20,000.

Jontavious Thomas, 29, of 1107 Adeline Ave., was slain on his way to work Jan. 30, family members said. The initial reward of $1,000 was upped to $21,000 within the past week thanks to contributions from his employer and an anonymous donor, Southwest Florida Crime Stoppers said.

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Family members remembered Thomas as a friendly person without enemies. He married his high school sweetheart last year.

“I don’t even remember Jon fighting with anyone, you know? School or anybody,” said Paul Thomas, his father. “That was my baby, my youngest kid.”

Paul was caught off-guard by the news of the increased reward, and he wondered why anyone would kill such a benevolent person.

“The only thing i would say would be you know, ask them, why did they do it?” Paul Thomas said. “What did he do? What did he do to make them do that?”