Terry Thomas was arrested on Sunday for shooting a pregnant woman five times while she sat in her car. Terry Thomas who lives in Lakeland was arrested Sunday and is being held without bail on attempted murder charges. This is the 33rd time thirty-seven year old Terry Thomas has been arrested in Polk county Florida. He is also a suspect in an unrelated murder.
Tamesha Miles is twenty-five and she is four months pregnant. Terry Thomas shot her in her thigh, torso, hip and pelvic area. She was rushed to Lakeland Regional Medical Center where she and her unborn child remain in critical, but stable condition. Miles was arrested in September for having prescription drugs without a prescription and she is on probation.
“Although Thomas is behind bars now, he has created a reign of terror for the past 20 years. He has been arrested 33 times in Polk County, beginning with the charge of Murder when he was 17 years old. In addition to this attempted murder charge, he is suspected in at least one other murder, and now is the time for witnesses to come forward to make sure that he is never able to prey upon the community again,” said Sheriff Grady Judd.” (WTSP.com)
Terry Thomas was arrested while he was visiting a fellow “crew member” Kelvin Lamar Hall who was arrested in drug charges connected to the case. When the police noticed Terry Thomas was at the jail already, they arrested him on the spot. It is incredible that a suspect in an attempted murder case would show up at the jail to visit a friend connected with the case. When he was arrested, Thomas was out on bail for an October arrest for aggravated battery.
Terry Thomas has been convicted on many charges in the past twenty years in Polk County; FL. Terry Thomas has been convicted of battery on a law enforcement officer, false imprisonment, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, resisting arrest with violence, domestic violence battery, possession of marijuana and cocaine, aggravated fleeing to elude a police officer, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, grand theft auto, reckless driving and is suspected of killing somebody in an unrelated crime.
The police have charged Terry Thomas with attempted murder for shooting Tamesha Miles. He will remain in jail (without bail) until his trial. The police are also asking any witnesses to come forward with information on this crime. The people of Polk County, FL hope Terry Thomas’ reign of terror is over for good.
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