Former Somerset County District Attorney Jeffrey Thomas Pleads No Contest in Domestic Violence Case

May 21, 2024 | Topic: Criminal

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Michelle Henry announced that the former Somerset County District Attorney has pleaded no contest in a domestic violence case regarding an assault of his wife in 2021, when he was serving as district attorney.

Jeffrey Thomas pleaded no contest Tuesday to misdemeanor simple assault. A no contest plea has the same legal effect as a guilty plea.

Thomas was sentenced to two years of probation. That sentence will be served concurrently to the 2½ -to-7-year prison term he is currently serving regarding the sexual assault of a Windber woman.

The Office of Attorney General investigation revealed that Thomas repeatedly punched his wife in the head in a vehicle in Johnstown, Cambria County, in May 2021.

“This conviction shows that no one is above the law and domestic violence will not be tolerated,” Attorney General Henry said. “My office will continue to prosecute these difficult cases regardless of who the defendant is.”

A Cambria County Judge presided over the plea and ordered the sentence. As a result of the conviction, Thomas will be prohibited from possessing firearms.

The Office of Attorney General won a conviction last year in the sexual assault case. Thomas was sentenced in August 2023.

Chief Deputy Attorney General Patrick Schulte and Senior Deputy Attorney General Tomm Mutschler prosecuted the cases.

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