Posted: Aug 16, 2019 2:21 PMUpdated: Aug 17, 2019 8:59 AM

Bartlesville Man Gets Life in Prison, Chance of Parole

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Ty Loftis

A Bartlesville man  was sentenced to life in prison with the possibilty of parole for the September 2018 shooting death of Michele E. Mayes.


This was part of a negotiated plea deal for John Jeffery Thomas. The 45-year old male was being charged with first degree murder and violation of a protective order.


At the time of the shooting, Mayes had a restraining order against Thomas, her estranged boyfriend. The restraining order came after a domestic incident took place in late August of last year. Thomas had threatened to kill Mayes and himself. Thomas was released on a $10,000 bond before the shooting occurred.


Thomas will have to serve 38 years and three months before being eligible for parole. He would be 83 years old.

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