Homeowner shoots machete wielding home invader

Twain N Thomas was attempting to kill his neighbors via machette on January 15th, 2015.

He however did not expect his neighbors to be armed. Rather than managing to kill his neighbors, his neighbor shot him 3 times with a 45 caliber handgun.

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News report on incident : Twain N. Thomas, 54, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault and two counts of burglary.

Thomas was released from Portneuf Medical Center and arrested on the charges Sunday. He was being held in the Bannock County jail.

According to Pocatello Police, Thomas entered an upstairs apartment with two people in it and threatened the residents with a machete early in the morning of February 22. After leaving that apartment, Thomas then entered another downstairs apartment, also with two people in it, and made similar threats.

Thomas, who also lived in the apartment complex in the 200 block of Garfield, was shot in the torso by one of the residents living in the downstairs apartment.