TV Argument Leads To Murder

Tony Thomas

A Lonoke County man was charged with capital murder on Monday after he told police he stabbed his wife to death after she changed the television channel while he was outside having a smoke.

Back in November, 58-year old Tony Thomas, of Carlisle, told police his wife began yelling at him and an argument ensued.

He got a knife from the wall and began stabbing her.

Immediately after the stabbing, Thomas called the sheriff’s office and asked the dispatcher for a “meat wagon and police” because he’d just killed his wife according to a court affidavit.

Deputies found the body of Elke Thomas in the backyard, partially covered with a blanket and tarp. A knife was found near her body.

Lonoke County Prosecuting Attorney Chuck Graham says Thomas was also charged as a habitual offender because he has been convicted of other felony crimes.

Thomas was being held without bond Monday in the Lonoke County jail.

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