Fayetteville Man, David Daniel Thomas Sentenced for Arson
RALEIGH, N.C (STL.News) David Daniel Thomas was sentenced today to 71 months in prison and 36 months of supervised release for arson. In addition, he received 33 months on a supervised release revocation from a prior federal conviction that is to be served at the expiration of his arson sentence. Thomas will also pay $6,000 in restitution. On February 25, 2021, Thomas pled guilty to an indictment charging him with arson.
According to court documents and other information presented in court, Thomas, 24, was living with the victim in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in December 2019. In the early morning hours of December 14, 2019, the defendant and the victim began arguing. The defendant attempted to set the victim’s car on fire by inserting a rag into the fuel filler and lighting it, however, he was unsuccessful in starting a fire. The argument resulted in the victim leaving the apartment with her son and calling law enforcement. When the officers arrived, the victim came back to her apartment. The officers were unable to contact the defendant, who had left the area. The victim spoke to law enforcement and then left the apartment complex again.