Former Broken Arrow Football Star Arrested Again

Thursday, July 19th 2018, 6:31 pm
By: News On 6

A former Broken Arrow football star will be in a Louisiana jail as soon as he gets out of the hospital.

U.S. Marshals located Devon Thomas Thursday in Louisiana.  Police say an officer was forced to fire a shot at the former Broken Arrow Star football player during his arrest.

Thomas is in the hospital being treated for minor injuries, but he'll be booked into jail as a federal fugitive as soon as he's cleared by doctors.

.Tulsa County prosecutors charged Thomas last month with robbing a Broken Arrow QuikTrip. He's only been out of prison less than a year.

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Despite all his talent on the football field, Devon Thomas just can't seem to stay out of trouble. Records show he's been in trouble since he was a juvenile and even after going to prison and a judge giving Thomas a huge second chance, he's in trouble again.

Thomas was a standout player at Broken Arrow high school and got recruited to play for OSU but just a few months after he signed with the Cowboys, Tulsa County prosecutors charged Thomas with robbery with a firearm. 

Police say he robbed a man of his marijuana, money, shoes, and clothing.
Not long after that, he got charged with a new armed robbery and having a gun as a juvenile who'd previously been convicted of a felony.
That's when he told News On 6 none of it was true, that someone was blackmailing him. He said they demanded money and in exchange, they'd tell the cops he was innocent.

But he ended up pleading no contest to both cases, admitting that if a jury saw the evidence, they'd likely convict him. The judge gave Thomas 10 years in prison, but, just one year later, the same judge reduced the sentence and Thomas was set free.

That was last August. Nine months later, police say Thomas put on a mask and rubber gloves and used a gun to rob a Broken Arrow QuikTrip. 

When police went to arrest Thomas, they said they found pot and paraphernalia. 

Thomas will be extradited back to Tulsa to face the new armed robbery and drug charges.