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February 2014, Twain N Thomas was shot three times after he kicked in a neighbors door and came at the occupants with a machete. (229 S. Garfield, Pocatello)
UPDATE: The man who is suspected of forcing his way into two apartments before being shot by a resident last month has been charged with two counts of attempted murder.
Twain Noel Thomas, 54, was released from Portneuf Medical Center Sunday afternoon and was arrested by officers with the Pocatello Police Department. Thomas has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated battery, and two counts of burglary.
He is currently being held in the Bannock County Jail.
PREVIOUS STORY: Pocatello Police have identifed the man who forced his way inside two apartments and is now recovering in the hospital after he was shot in one of those apartments three times.
At approximately 7:15 a.m., Saturday, the Pocatello Police responded to a reported shooting in the 200 block of S. Garfield. Officers arrived at the apartment building and found Twain N. Thomas, 54, who had been shot in the upper torso. Thomas was taken to Portneuf Medical Center where he is still recovering from gunshot wounds as of Thursday.
The investigation is on-going at this time. Witnesses indicate the disturbance started in an upstairs apartment where Thomas forcibly entered an apartment carrying a weapon. The residents of the apartment, who were familiar with the suspect, yelled at him and forced him to leave. Thomas then went downstairs to another apartment where he again forced entry by breaking down the door and still had the weapon in his possession. The downstairs resident, hearing the disturbance upstairs, armed himself with a firearm. Thomas broke through the door of the downstairs apartment, still had the weapon in his hand and aggressively advanced toward the residents. He was shot in the upper torso, inside the apartment by one of the residents of the apartment.
Thomas was taken from the scene by ambulance. No other injuries were reported.
Police say he is facing charges and will be arrested on the charges when he is released from the hospital.