After chopping down his neighbor’s front door with a machete last February, Twain Thomas was sentenced to 15 years last week in prison for attempted murder. Amazingly, the entire act was caught on video.
On Feb. 22, police were called to the 200 block of South Garfield, where Thomas had been threatening neighbors that apartment complex with a machete.
When Thomas broke into the downstairs apartment of James Cvengros and his girlfriend Kaila Gearhart, Cvengros shot Thomas.
Cvengros’ action was ruled as self-defense.
Cvengros had a camera rolling to document the commotion after seeing glass flying from the upstairs apartment onto the cars parked below. He said once he heard unusually concerning noises coming from the apartment upstairs, he started documenting the commotion using his digital camera, not realizing that camera would soon serve as a witness to what was about to take place in his apartment.
“If he hadn’t been shot at that time, then we would be looking at a murder case, not an attempted murder case,” Cvengros said.
Thomas pled guilty to one count of second degree attempted murder and aggravated assault. He was sentenced to “five years fixed and 10 years indeterminate.”
Watch Cvengros’ video of the incident below: