Weatherford Man Who Lured Deputies Into Shooting Ambush on April Fool's Day Gets 70 Years in Prison

A man who called police to his Weatherford home and opened fire on them when they arrived was sentenced to 70 years in prison Monday.Allen Dewayne Thomas, 49, was charged with four counts of attempted capital murder of a peace officer immediately after the ambush. He pleaded guilty to four counts of aggravated assault of a public servant in February.Thomas called authorities around 6:25 a.m. on April 1, 2017 and said that he believe he had shot two people on his Weatherford property and that he'd shoot two more if deputies did not come to his property in the 7100 block of River Trail.When four Parker County sheriff's deputies arrived, Thomas fired a rifle at them several times, hitting their patrol vehicle.A couple hours later, the Weatherford-Parker County Special Operations Group arrived to arrest Thomas. He yelled, "Come and get me" at the deputies, and was arrested without further incident.No deputies were hurt, and officials didn't find anybody else on the property.  Continue reading...

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