Man sentenced to 75 years in double attempted murder

Timothy Herschel Thomas Jr., 24, must serve mandatory 63-year minimum


JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A man was sentenced Tuesday to 75 years in prison after being convicted of two counts of attempted murder in the second degree.

According to the Office of the State Attorney, Timothy Herschel Thomas Jr., 24, got into a dispute with two people, who were brothers, in October 2014 at an Exxon gas station on 103rd Street.

Officials said Thomas got into his vehicle after the argument and began to pull away but turned around when the brothers started to leave the gas station.

Thomas pulled up to the driver's side of the brothers' vehicle and fired several shots into the victims' car, striking one of them in the leg, officials said.

Thomas initially left the scene but later turned himself into police after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Thomas was also convicted of one count of discharging a firearm from a vehicle and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Thomas must serve a mandatory 63-year minimum in his 75-year sentence, the Office of the State Attorney said.