Rome man gets 7 years in prison for attempted robbery and assault
District Attorney Flynn Broady, Jr.’s office announced that a Rome man was sentenced to seven years in prison for attempted robbery and assault.
Rome Kweli Converse Thomas, 22, received the sentence for his role in an attempted robbery and for later attacking another inmate at the Cobb Detention Center. The sentence came after Thomas pleaded guilty to one count of criminal attempt to commit a felony and one count of aggravated assault for his involvement in the incidents.
According to Thomas’s arrest warrant, during a drug exchange on Jan. 8, 2020, Thomas was accused of shooting Dwight Christmas at Christmas’s apartment on Penny Lane in Marietta.
Both Marietta and Cobb police departments responded to a person-shot call at the apartment. They spoke with Christmas who informed them that three men came to his apartment for a drug exchange. The three attempted to rob him at gunpoint.
They shot at Christmas, who returned fire, hitting at last one person. In their retreat, one of the attackers left his gun at the scene.
Cobb detectives later learned that a person who had been shot had been dropped off at a Circle K gas station on Windy Hill Road. The individual matched the description Christmas gave of one of the men who attacked him.
That person was later identified as Thomas. He admitted to detectives that he was at the apartment and left his gun but denied that an armed robbery had occurred.
Thomas was arrested by Detectives and placed in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. He was later recorded on the jail phone admitting to being at the location for the drug exchange.