Airman Arraigned in Robbery, Murder Case (UPDATED)
James Thomas, 24, faces eleven counts of murder, evidence tampering and robbery.
UPDATED Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.: James Devinn Thomas was arraigned in an Anchorage courtroom Tuesday afternoon on the 11 counts regarding the murder of Airman Clinton Reeves. In the indictment (click here to read) and bail memo (click here to read) new details emerged. Thomas is accused of tampering with evidence including a loveseat, a couch, carpet, clothing, rags and a vehicle after robbing Airman Clinton Reeves. Police also found a blood-stained claw hammer in Thomas's pickup. Video surveillance also captured Thomas driving up Skyline Drive, near where Reeves' body was found, and on Thomas's cell phone it was found he'd searched various websites on how to dispose of human remains.
ANCHORAGE - An airman from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson was indicted by a grand jury Friday for the murder of 24-year-old Clinton Reeves in May.
James Devinn Thomas, 24, faces 11 counts of murder, evidence tampering and robbery charges after Reeves' body was found in an Eagle River ravine more than a month ago.
Thomas is facing four murder charges, one robbery charge and six tamerping with evidence charges.
According to charging documents, on April 19, Thomas intentionally killed his friend and fellow airman Reeves, and then attempted to destroy the evidence, by getting rid of bloody clothes and rags.
APD is still looking for a black, fake leather love seat that Thomas said he dumped.
At the time Reeves disappeared police were told he had been carrying a large wad of cash for the potential purchase of a new vehicle.
Thomas is being held on $100,000 bail and a third party custodian will be required for release.
He is scheduled to be arraigned in Anchorage Superior Court Tuesday.
This is a developing story.