More details have emerged in the case of Oklahoma State freshman running back Devon Thomas, and those details brought three more felony complaints.
On Friday, the Tulsa World reported that Thomas and three others had been arrested for armed robbery and shooting with intent to kill after allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint and stealing the victim’s “marijuana, money, shoes and clothing.” After instructing the victim to leave, one of the suspects fired “at least one round” toward the victim’s vehicle that narrowly missed the driver.
Now the World is reporting that three additional felony complaints have been filed against Thomas -- kidnapping, first-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit a felony – in what has been described as “an armed heist.”
Thomas, 18, and four others are accused of breaking into a residence, forcing a person inside into a bedroom and threatening to shoot him or her, and then waiting for an acquaintance to arrive so they could rob him. When the second person arrived, the intruders at gunpoint stole his marijuana, money, shoes and clothing and instructed him to leave because they were going to “bust a cap,” the robbery victim told police. After the victim got into his vehicle, one of the robbers fired at least one round that went through the vehicle’s rear windshield and nicked the driver’s head rest, according to Thomas’ arrest report. The bullet narrowly missed the driver, the report states.
The victim identified each of the suspects and said that Thomas, who enrolled at Oklahoma State in January, was carrying the gun. Thomas is being held on $190,000 bond and has not yet been officially charged.
Thomas was a Rivals.com three-star recruit and was rated as the sixth-best player in the state of Oklahoma in the class of 2014.
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