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Pocatello man faces 2 counts of attempted murder

By Staff Writer
Published On: Mar 03 2014 10:10:24 AM CST
Updated On: Mar 03 2014 11:17:43 AM CST
Twain Thomas

Twain Thomas

POCATELLO, Idaho -

A man accused of threatening people with a machete has been formally charged.

Twain N. Thomas, 54, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of burglary.

Thomas was released from Portneuf Medical Center and arrested on the charges Sunday. He was being held in the Bannock County jail.

According to Pocatello Police, Thomas entered an upstairs apartment with two people in it and threatened the residents with a machete early in the morning of February 22.   After leaving that apartment, Thomas then entered another downstairs apartment, also with two people in it, and made similar threats.

Thomas, who also lived in the apartment complex in the 200 block of Garfield, was shot in the torso by one of the residents living in the downstairs apartment.

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