Franklin Man Jailed In Oil City Stabbings And Theft

July 5, 2013
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A Franklin man was sentenced this week to up to 6-and-a-half years in state prison on charges connected with the multiple stabbings of a man in Oil City and the theft of a wallet from a woman who later offered him a ride.

40 year-old Thomas Peeples was convicted in May on charges of aggravated and simple assault, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property.  He was accused of stabbing a man in the eye, the nose and the chest during a fight outside an Oil City bar early on the morning of September 27, 2012.  Local police say Peeples then fled to a nearby convenience store, hopped a ride to Franklin, and left the vehicle with a wallet belonging to the woman who drove him there.

Peeples was also ordered to pay over $11,000 in restitution to the two victims.

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