Thomas Blount.jpg

DALLAS — Thomas Aquinas Blount, 63, is charged with 19 theft- and identity theft-related crimes that are alleged to have occurred between 2010 and 2012.

On April 26, 2019, Blount pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of identity theft, five counts of first-degree theft, aggravated identity theft and first-degree criminal mistreatment.

The alleged victim is related to Blount.

A secret indictment was filed in the Polk County Circuit Court on March 12, 2015, according to court documents.

Clark County, Nevada, court records show Blount was arrested in March of 2019 on a warrant from another state. The circumstances and location of the arrest are unknown.

The Itemizer-Observer filed a records request with the Las Vegas Justice Court on June 6.

Blount was booked in Polk County Jail on April 25, was arraigned in Polk County Circuit Court on April 26 and was released on bail.

He appeared in court on May 16. Judge Monte Campbell said Blount could travel for work within the United States, but must surrender his passport to the Polk County District Attorney’s Office.

His next court date is scheduled for Nov. 21.

A three-week jury trial is scheduled for Jan. 28, 2020.

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.