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Thomasville mom allegedly set on fire by husband back home recovering

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — The Thomasville woman who was doused in gasoline and set on fire by her husband is finally home recovering.

Angela Byas suffered burns to 70 percent of her body. Authorities say Byas’ husband, Portugal Byas is the person who did this to her back in October 2013.

Byas has gone through several surgeries during her six months in the hospital. Two weeks ago Byas was able to come home.

“People didn’t think I was going to make it, but I did. I’m still here. I’m still alive,” says Byas.

Byas still has a long road ahead of her. She has doctor’s appointments, physical therapy and daily nurse visits.

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Thomasville man arrested twice within 27 hours

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A Thomasville man was arrested twice within 27 hours over the weekend.

Thomasville Police responded to 818 Mary James Avenue around 11:46 p.m. Thursday after several neighbors reported hearing gunshots.

Jeffrey Tillman

Jeffrey Tillman

Officers located shell casings from three different firearms behind the residence and located Jeffrey Emil Tillman, 40, who admitted to shooting the firearms.

Officers seized a Bushmaster .223 rifle, a Para Ordnance .45 caliber handgun, and a Sar Arms 9mm handgun. They also seized ammunition and approximately five grams of marijuana.

Shots fired in Thomasville, one arrested

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Several shots were fired in a neighborhood in Thomasville Thursday night leading to one person’s arrest.

Officials say several people heard shots fired around 11:46 p.m. in the area of Doak Court and Mary James Avenue.

When police arrived, a foot chase ensued and ended in an arrest.

No one was injured in the incident.

There are no further details at this time.

Person shot in shoulder in Thomasville

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Police are investigating after a person was shot in Thomasville Wednesday night.

Officials say the shooting happened at 119 Pleasant Drive around 9:54 p.m.

The victim was shot in the shoulder.

There are no further details at this time.

Thomasville man accused of shooting son during fight

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — A Thomasville man was arrested Sunday after a fight between him and his son ended with his son being shot in the shoulder, authorities said Monday.

The incident started shortly before 12:30 p.m. at a home in the 1100 block of Lambeth Street, Thomasville police said.

When officers arrived, they found Phillip Westley Lones, 26, with a gunshot wound to his right shoulder.

Phil Alexander Lones, 48, was then charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, inflicting serious injury, police said. The Loneses fought after Phillip Lones’ girlfriend was assaulted, police said.

Phil Lones also was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with minors present, assault on a female and discharging a firearm within city limits, police said.

Two children were in the home when the shooting occurred, but they were not injured.

Thomasville reports 12,500 gallons of wastewater spilled into creek

THOMASVILLE, N.C. –The City of Thomasville says 12,000 gallons of untreated wastewater spilled into South Hamby Creek in the Yadkin/Pee Dee River Basin on Monday.

According to the Lexington Dispatch, the spill was caused by inflow and infiltration of rainwater from the sudden heavy rains Monday morning.

The wastewater reportedly came from the East Davidson Sanitary Sewage Pump Station. Rehabilitation of this pump station is expected to be completed by October.

The N.C. Division of Environment and Natural Resources has been notified and is reviewing the matter.

Source: Lexington Dispatch

19-year-old killed in single-vehicle crash in Thomasville

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Authorities are investigating a fatal crash that killed a 19-year-old man in Thomasville Monday night.

Davidson County EMS said the call came in at 8:49 p.m. near Baptist Children’s Home Road and Lake Road.

Police say Aaron Scott Bean, 19, was driving a Honda Civic south on Baptist Children’s Home Road, went off the road to the right, spun around and stuck a utility pole.

The car flipped several times and Bean was ejected from the car. He died at the scene.

The Lexington Dispatch reported that Bean is a graduate of East Davidson High School.

The crash is under investigation.