Cullman County man charged with attempted murder, theft and burglary


CULLMAN COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A Baileyton man is facing several charges after allegedly entering a home and assaulting two people with various objects including a bat and a liquor bottle.

31-year-old Alexander “Alex” Austin Thomas is charged with attempted murder, theft of property in the first degree and burglary in the first degree. The Cullman County Sheriff’s Office says Thomas went inside a home and attacked two people. Thomas reportedly used a baseball bat and a liquor bottle in the attack, and also used a kitchen knife to cut one victim multiple times.

“I would like to commend the investigators on this arrest and also thank the deputies for their quick response on the day of the incident,” Sheriff Matt Gentry said.

In addition to those charges, Thomas was also arrested on a child nonsupport warrant. He is being held without bond in the Cullman County Detention Center.

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