Bond Revoked For Shooting Suspect In Burke County

Bond was revoked for a Vale man charged with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury in Burke County.

Tykevious Owan Thomas, 27, was given a $500,000 secured bond for allegedly shooting two women in the early-morning hours of Sunday, August 4, 2019, but prosecutors for the State filed a motion during Burke County District Court on Monday, August 5, 2019, to revoke the bond.

District Court Judge Burford A. Cherry granted the State’s motion and revoked the bond for Thomas, who will remain incarcerated at the Burke-Catawba Detention Center.

Prosecutors for the District Attorney’s Office also filed a motion to seal 911 recordings, transcripts and related reports from the Burke County Sheriff’s Office along with search warrants related to the case for a period of 30 days, noting that the release of such information could jeopardize the right of the State to prosecute, the right of the defendant to receive a fair trial, or could undermine an ongoing future investigation.

Judge Cherry ordered that such records tied to the case be sealed and held by the Burke County Clerk of Court. The prosecution and defense consented to the sealing of the records.

Defense Attorney Dick Beyer was appointed by the Court to represent Thomas, who is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Investigation of the case continues by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office.

CONTACT: Nathan Key
Phone: 828-695-6193