Thomas Wimbley, a 32-year-old resident of 1016 Bronson Street in Watertown.
Who is Thomas Wimbley?
Wimbley is currently facing serious charges of attempted murder following an incident where he allegedly discharged a 9mm handgun at Randre Allen. The incident occurred on Sunday morning in Apartment 208 of the housing complex located at 1815 Olmstead Drive.
Fortunately, Allen narrowly escaped harm as neither of the two shots fired by Wimbley struck him. Subsequent to the incident, Wimbley swiftly fled the scene, prompting the Watertown City Police Department to initiate an investigation.
On Monday, law enforcement successfully apprehended Wimbley, and he was subsequently charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree reckless endangerment, and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. These charges collectively underscore the severity of the alleged actions and the potential threat Wimbley posed to the safety of others.
Wimbley’s arraignment took place on Tuesday, where the charges were formally presented. As a result of the gravity of the accusations against him, Wimbley is presently being held at the Jefferson County Jail without bail.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of prompt and decisive law enforcement responses to potential acts of violence. The charges filed against Wimbley highlight the legal consequences individuals may face when their actions pose a significant risk to the well-being of others, reinforcing the commitment of the criminal justice system to maintaining public safety.