Jefferson County Man, Thaddiaus Joseph Thomas Sentenced to Federal Prison for Violent Carjacking
BEAUMONT, TS (STL.News) A 34-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for carjacking and firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced Acting U.S. Attorney Nicholas J. Ganjei.
Thaddiaus Joseph Thomas pleaded guilty on August 12, 2020 to discharging a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence and carjacking and was sentenced to 198 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Marcia A. Crone.
“Everyone deserves to live in a safe community, free from the threat of violent crime,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Ganjei. “The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas, along with our federal and local law enforcement partners, will do whatever it takes to stem the tide of violent gun crime on our streets.”
According to information presented in court, on Dec. 21, 2019, Thomas and Tremaurice Arthur Randall traveled to the Excellent Carwash located at 5010 Haden Road in Beaumont, Texas, wearing masks, where they approached a man who was sitting in the driver’s seat of his 2003 Dodge Ram pickup truck. Thomas pointed a pistol at the man and Randall ordered him to “give it up” before the two pulled the man out of his truck and threw him to the ground.