Thomas sentenced to 3 years

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By Joseph P. King II

JACKSBORO—The Jellico man described as terroristic by the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office was sentenced to three years after pleading guilty to theft charges Monday in Campbell County Criminal Court.

James Clifford Thomas, 33, pleaded guilty to theft of property between $10,000 and $60,000, court records show. Following his plea, Thomas was sentenced to a recommended three years, with a jail credit since June 8 because he had been incarnated since that time, according to the waiver of indictment. Thomas was also ordered to pay a total of $550 in restitution, the same documentation shows.

Following the June 8 arrest that involved a two-day standoff, Thomas filed a $750,000 suit against the CCSO. Rhonda Bradshaw is representing the defendants in the suit, and David Dunaway is representing the plaintive, according to the Campbell County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. No dates have been set to move the suit forward as of Tuesday, Deputy Circuit Court Clerk Shasta Vanover said.