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Man gets 6 years for sword attack
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A sword attack in which the swordsman nearly decapitated a Lance Street woman will cost a man with a history of violence six years in prison.The defendant, Jeffery Lynn Thomas, 44, entered a guilty plea before Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to the charge of aggravated assault. He was given a six-year sentence to be served as a range two offender. His increased range comes due to his long prior record which included numerous convictions in neighboring Cannon County for crimes including kidnapping, child abuse, armed robbery, and escape.Thomas’ sentence comes after he attacked a man on his porch.