Archive for Friday, February 19, 2010

Jefferson County man gets 41 months after domestic dispute

February 19, 2010


A Jefferson County man has pleaded no contest to aggravated battery and interference with parental custody.

Thomas Cloyd, 47, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for the aggravated battery charge, and one year for the interference charge. The sentences will be served concurrently.

As part of a plea agreement, a charge of attempted second-degree murder was dropped, a district court clerk said.

The charges stemmed from a September domestic dispute at Cloyd’s residence on 54th Street near Lake Dabinawa and southwest of McLouth.

Though law enforcement officials did not release details of the incident, Cloyd’s wife was sent to the hospital after Cloyd fled the area with his three sons before being arrested in Haysville in Sedgwick County.

The three young boys were not harmed.


rbwaa 8 years, 1 month ago

it wasn't a 'domestic dispute' - he beat his wife so severely she ended up in the hospital for several days -- that was no 'dispute' which suggests a disagreement --- furthermore, to suggest that the young boys were not harmed overlooks the fact they were present when their father brutally beat their mother - that is child abuse through the terror they experienced -- they are all under 6 years old.

rbwaa 8 years, 1 month ago

btw - 41 months is hardly sufficient for putting his wife and children in fear for their lives...

crissyb13 8 years, 1 month ago

Maybe they shoulda had one of them new-fangled "covenant marraiges" the legislatures are touting. I'm "SURE" counseling woulda saved her a beating. Yeah, right.

41 months for beating his wife so badly she had to be hospitalized?! Disgraceful.

Christine Anderson 8 years, 1 month ago

Just where are she and the kids going to go when this piece of cowpie gets out? Where on earth can they go where they will be safe? A person who takes domestic violence to this level will disregard any restraining orders in place at the time of his release. I'm sure he still does not think he did anything wrong! Let me guess, you miserable excuse for humanity, she made you do it, right? Everyone else's problem but yours, right? Go to hell, Cloyd. And rbwaa is correct-those children will never forget what they saw. No, they won't. Forty-plus years from now, it will still be as vivid in their minds as the day it happened.

Deja Coffin 8 years, 1 month ago

I just pray that when he gets out the mother is strong enough to stay away from him, some abused women do go back to the ones that hurt them. Luckily she has a strong support system and I hope she knows that many of us that knew her and the boys are praying for them and hoping they are able to have a better life!!

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