Pittsburg County man jailed after being shot in home invasion attempt
BY AMANDA BLAND World Staff Writer
Friday, September 28, 2012
ALDERSON -- Pittsburg County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday jailed a man who was shot during an apparent home invasion in Alderson on Monday.
Billy Jack Thomason, 37, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon, second-degree burglary and possession of a firearm after the former conviction of a felony on Thursday, court records show.
Thomason is accused of forcing his way into a residence after a woman attempted to break in through the dog door on Monday around 11:30 p.m., said Sheriff Joel Kerns.
The homeowner shot Thomason in the arm after Thomason fired at the homeowner, Kerns said. The round ricocheted into Thomason’s chest.
Thomason and the woman, Andrea Beall, 32, then fled the scene, Kerns said. Thomason was found hours later and transported to St. John Medical Center.
On Thursday, he was booked into the Pittsburg County Jail, where he is being held on $500,000 bond.
Thomason was sentenced to five-year concurrent terms on charges including child abuse, cruelty to animals and unauthorized use of a vehicle in separate cases in 2000 and 2005.
Deputies are still attempting to locate Beall. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts can call the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Office at 918-423-5858.
Kerns does not expect the homeowner to be charged with the shooting.
Billy Jack Thomason