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Ri-Ahj Lee Thomas Captured in Martin County

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Martin County - Wednesday December 7, 2022: A Fort Pierce man wanted in connection with a shooting in Stuart last Saturday, December 3, has been captured.

20-year old Ri-Ahj Lee Thomas surrendered Tuesday night after the Martin County home he was hiding in became surrounded by law enforcement.

Martin County Sheriff’s Warrants Detectives and the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force found Thomas and took him into custody. Their search for him was assisted by other law enforcement agencies including the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office, the Stuart Police Department, the Port St. Lucie Police Department, and the Ft. Pierce Police Department.

Criminal charges from the Stuart Police Department are forthcoming against Thomas in connection with last Saturday's shooting at The Crossings at Indian Run in Stuart.

A release from the Martin County Sheriff's Office states that Thomas is also accused of robbery, tampering with a witness , possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and a number of other violent crimes in Martin County and throughout the Treasure Coast. He is being held at the Martin County Jail on Armed Robbery Charges with no bond.