Thomas sentenced to 10 years in prison

November 29, 2018

KINGMAN — An elderly Meadview man has been sentenced to a decade in prison after shooting another man following a January 2017 fight.

Joseph Edward Thomas Jr., 72, pleaded guilty Oct. 5 to attempted first-degree murder.

Superior Court Judge Richard Weiss sentenced Thomas to 10 years in prison.

Thomas was arrested Jan. 13, 2017, after he fired a gun multiple times from the street at a home in the 3000 block of Sandy Point Drive in Meadview, the sheriff’s office reported.

The 70-year-old victim suffered gunshot wounds to his torso and was taken to a Kingman hospital. Thomas and the victim reportedly had a fight at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post the day before.

Thomas was arrested at his home on Boathouse Drive after sheriff’s detectives searched his car and found evidence linking him to the shooting.

Thomas was taken to a Kingman hospital complaining of chest pains before being booked into county jail, the sheriff’s office reported.

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