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Principal Attends Basketball Game, Ends up in Jail

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CAMDEN, Ala. (AP) - Former state Rep. James Thomas has been placed back in jail for violating his bond on a sexual abuse charge.

Wilcox County District Attorney Michael Jackson said Thomas violated the provisions of his bond by attending a basketball game at Wilcox-Central High School. Thomas is principal at the school and his bond prohibited him from attending school-sponsored events.

Thomas was charged last month with sexual abuse for an incident
involving a 17-year-old student. The former legislator's attorney, Lewis Gillis of Montgomery, did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Thomas of Selma served in the Alabama House for 28 years before
losing this year in the Democratic Primary.

Jackson said Thomas was picked up Tuesday and would remain in
jail until a bond hearing is held.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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