YUMA, Ariz. – A Yuma main is being held at the Yuma County Jail after deputies said he fired several shots at a vehicle. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to the incident Saturday at 3:27 a.m., in the 3000 Block of S. Fortuna Ave.
Upon arrival, deputies learned that the suspect, 26-year-old Thomas Brown of Yuma, and two victims had been traveling in the same vehicle from a bar in town to their home in the Foothills when a verbal argument occurred. The male victim/driver stopped his vehicle and told the Brown, who was the front seat passenger, to exit the vehicle and walk home.
Deputies said when Brown exited the vehicle, he walked around to the driver’s side and continued to argue with the victim. The victim also exited the vehicle and was arguing with Brown outside of the vehicle, when deputies say Brown brandished a handgun. The victim then got back in to his vehicle and, while he was driving away, deputies believe Brown fired multiple rounds at the vehicle, striking the driver side and rear passenger doors.
Both victims left the area and contacted law enforcement. Brown went to his home, located in the 11400 Block of E. 26th St., where he was contacted and taken into custody.
Brown was arrested and booked into the Yuma County Detention Center for Attempted DV-1st Degree Murder and Attempted 1st Degree Murder. Brown’s bond was set at $500,000. He will be back in court Tuesday.
The case remains under investigation. Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to please contact the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office at (928) 783-4427 or 78-CRIME to remain anonymous. You can also visit our website atwww.yumacountysheriff.org to submit an anonymous tip.