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Battery suspect remains in custody

Friday, April 16, 2010

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Mark Thomas
A Brazil man is currently being held at the Clay County Justice Center on allegations he beat and left an unidentified victim in the Meridian Towers elevator after a physical altercation Monday afternoon.

According to information on file at the Clay County Courthouse, Mark Thomas, 52, was taken into custody at the scene of the incident by Brazil City Police and preliminarily charged with class C felony battery resulting in serious bodily injury.

To protect the integrity of the investigation, no information was released about the cause of the altercation or the condition of the victim.

Thomas appeared before Clay Circuit Court Judge Joseph Trout Friday.

The judge signed the probable cause affidavit allowing further incarceration, set bond at $10,000 cash with no 10 percent allowed and returned Thomas into the custody of the jail staff to await further court proceedings.

CLARIFICATION April 20,2010

In the above article originally appearing in the April 17 edition of The Brazil Times, officials confirmed the alleged battery incident was inadvertently reported as taking place in the elevator at Cooper Towers, instead of Meridian Towers.


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Wille, maybe? But Mark, is a punk & has at least one restraining order on him right now. He just can't take it, when things don't go his way. Grow up.

-- Posted by Conservative Dad on Sat, Apr 17, 2010, at 6:32 AM

He left the victim in the elevator? What was he supposed to do, take him along?

BTW Leo L Southworth, let Mark use some of your Brylcream.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Apr 17, 2010, at 11:50 AM

It happened at Meridian Towers. Can't the Brazil Times get their story right????

-- Posted by Klingon on Sat, Apr 17, 2010, at 5:16 PM

Well Klingon, this thread will be gone soon. Anytime someone is critical of the Times or the current administration, they delete it.

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sat, Apr 17, 2010, at 5:27 PM

To Whom Concerned;

You Have MisRepresented this man, Mark Thomas' Just Because you go sit in court, and hear a Judge Pronounce a sentence on someone , Does not mean that he is Guilty. They never let him have his side presented fairly! A Prosecutor who is against you anyway, and no one knowing what really happened. Well " I know for a fact that The Person, or should I say the Victim you are saying is so badly battered!==== was walking around today' in Meridian Towers, Laughing! and Perfectly Healthy , maybe drunk, carrying a case of beer to the Elavator! And his buddy who parties with the victim, is not telling the truth , the buddy of the victim cause's trouble where ever goes and tattles like aliitle child all the time to get people in trouble they do not like! Called Control People! . How do I know You Ask! I was There today! Picking up Mark Thomas's Precsription's what he could'nt get in Jail, This man is Very Sick, Mark had Lung Cancer in 2007, recovered, Lost a daughter in 2002 0f June ..== To a Drunk Driver! And it is so Funny they Put a Man in Jail On hear say,that know one seen, (just hear say,) Cause a buddy, who parties with a so badly beaten victim, who is- 5 days later- laughing and carrying Beer, and Big case!) Might Add! What Rubbish you put on here, to make the News.? I know Mark, and other friend''s of his here and around do too, he has been lied on! and MisRepresented. And will be shown, to be the one who was the Victim here. He was too sick! to fight , Every night I checked on him! And his son too did. The Radition ,from the Cancer, hurt his Teeth Badly and was in sever Pain , and only went out when he needed something important, And I have Proof! The Victim who the papers ,said ,was beat' Picked on a Man who is Mentally Ill , =that lives in the building also!)=== And Mark Thomas, Was on the Elavator the same time this so called victim was, And Mark Thomas told him that he was wrong picking on this person mentally Ill, And the So called victim ,===cussed at Mark, and attacked Mark first'shoving him. Mark Thomas would never hit a beer drinking old person, He has more sense than that, come on ? He did tell him about God! In which he, victim, Stated he was a Atheist to Mark T. , and dont care about God ! We All have Error's in our life! But that does not mean you go around and Judge, Try , and Say the other person is guilty before he can defend himself,- by his own Good Attorney, Not Courts!)Whom you have know inkling about the person defending you.? Kinda hard when your locked up, to defend yourself! I guess there is Nothing else to talk about, So people have to create something to sound very bad, and condemn a good person who defended a man 's honor, against a Victim who has no remorse, for his action,s. He fell out of the elavator tripping over his Beer case, On his own Account! The Victim and the Witness lied cause they know and and do not like Mark Thomas , cause he dont kiss their ? Get the Story Right! There is Two side's to A Story People? Quit Lieing on a Innocent man, who was very Sick and I mean Sick, in his Body, Cancer and diabetic, also= on insulin four times a day! And is still in Jail, for what he did not do! and is still very sick with teeth pain ,and leg pain ,from diabetic Problem's. I feel if you are not in the right click of people, and know somebody, you get condemned by them! Anyway, I said my Peace, And do not care) if you email back anything bad against this Person, God Know's the Truth!!!!!! And so do I and Other's who know Mark Thomas. The Courts ,and Gov't, wants your money, and liars want attention to show off, and act Big! Not!!!!! This is from someone who care's and know's Mark's Innocence in this Matter. Sincerely Truth! B

-- Posted by BKANN on Sat, Apr 17, 2010, at 11:45 PM

"He did tell him about God! In which he, victim, Stated he was a Atheist to Mark T. , and dont care about God !"

From: BKANN post.

Hey BKANN, What book in the Bible Mark used to witness to this man ... the Book of Threats?

-- Posted by Klingon on Sun, Apr 18, 2010, at 3:35 PM

He's just a poor misunderstood victim himself. Yep, that's what he is. :) BKANN, great post!

-- Posted by I. M. Lee Thall, Esq. on Sun, Apr 18, 2010, at 11:30 PM

The misspelled words in that long post made my head explode.

Who could disagree with such a literate argument? :)

-- Posted by CountryandCityMouse on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 1:10 AM

He did nothing before this?? Now be real he ain't in there for the vacation. Good or Bad !!!

You Do Not Put Your Hands On Another Person...

Remember recess in grade school "HANDS OFF"

sorry you don't feel good dude,And it probable sucks your in there with all the local"I swear I did nothing wrong Officer club"

So SUCK-IT-UP WILLIE !!!

-- Posted by Cardonia Redneck on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 3:14 AM

Cardonia Redneck and other nut's? Tell yourselves that! You all in Meridian Towers that came against Mark, are so Bored, That you have to Gossip! and cause trouble for someone else, How sad! Especially the one's who cry' he hit me" Lets go Party and drink beer' Even though I never saw it? So you Suck it up and try telling the Truth ! (And as far as recess in school' that's what I mean about you, your are like little Children ,crying wolf.

-- Posted by BKANN on Mon, Apr 19, 2010, at 9:47 AM

Did he beat up himself? Look at this guy, he looks like crap!

The comment that he is a victim, of what LIFE? If you don't like it CHANGE IT! But there is just too many people who just want to sit around and make others feel sorry for them. Most don't even try to change for the better, and the tax payers are footing the bill for the losers!

-- Posted by busymomandstudent on Tue, Apr 20, 2010, at 11:25 AM

OH MY! Teach me to show up late! Can someone please share their program for BKANN's presentation of "Mindless Misenthrope Theatre," because I'm completely lost in the plotline. (There has to be Cliff's Notes somewhere for BKANN's diatribe. Talk about excessive use of syntax, YIKES!)

I'm having trouble figuring out who is apparently TOO SICK/FRAIL to talk smack, get smacked or be smacked: BKANN, the man in the elevator or Thomas?

Lee Thall, I hope you can forgive me for my tardiness and help an older lady catch up, because I just know you have to have figured this mess out by now! LOL ANYONE?

-- Posted by Cy on Tue, Apr 20, 2010, at 3:42 PM

I got lost on "To Whom Concerned"!

-- Posted by th1953 on Tue, Apr 20, 2010, at 6:16 PM

I remember when Cooper Towers and Meridian Towers were for the elderly that needed assistance. My how it has turned into something that it seems Brazil does not need.

-- Posted by Ron Archer on Wed, Apr 21, 2010, at 6:16 PM

Like SAYITLOUD and many others here, I would like the 10 mins (sorry, my brain was on overload trying to comprehend the phonics used) of my life I wasted reading BKANNs post back.

I can tell you this: Police don't arrest someone on hearsay. If they are called and the victim shows proof of assault, then yes .. they arrest the assailant. That action does not confirm guilt .. a judge weighs the charges and rebuttal, then makes a decision based on facts. Not hearsay.

I'm sure Mark Thomas is as innocent in this matter as he is the numerous other run-ins he's had with the law. Sorry, BKANN, but past behavior predicts future behavior. If he didn't assault the Meridian Towers person, he should be able to prove it.

My advice to him would be to stay away from the person/persons who are "gunning for him" as you say. My advice to you would be to pay closer attention to the little squiggly red line that appears under the words you type - if you right click on the red underlined word, Spell Check will do the job for you.

-- Posted by Emmes on Thu, Apr 22, 2010, at 11:14 AM

Wow I can't stand all of you judgmental people in this town so pathetic! You all aren't close to perfect so stop writing comments Brazil times should take this off completely. (my comment will be deleted) its just something for you people who have nothing better to do with you time than to make families feel horrible who wants to read this crap about there family so something useful.

-- Posted by lilmomma on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 12:57 PM

Do* something useful better change that before I get called illiterate are something else because I pushed the wrong key... Lol you people crack me up.

-- Posted by lilmomma on Sat, Apr 24, 2010, at 6:06 PM

Got deleted surprise! Brazil times is a joke! everyone just loves drama. Not in high school anymore grow up and stop trying to make people feel so low. YOU ARE NOT ANY BETTER

-- Posted by lilmomma on Mon, Apr 26, 2010, at 11:09 AM

Hey BKANN= You and me at the playground after school. Would You Like Some Cheese with that WHIN?? He's in jail isn't he. Reality is a good ideal about now dude.Now "Leave Me Alone or I'M Tellin'"

-- Posted by Cardonia Redneck on Mon, Apr 26, 2010, at 2:35 PM

Sayitloud* are you saying you one of the pathetic ones?

-- Posted by lilmomma on Mon, Apr 26, 2010, at 10:36 PM

Lol

-- Posted by lilmomma on Thu, Apr 29, 2010, at 8:27 PM


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