Suspect in shooting near Central Michigan University pleads not guilty to 10 felonies

Kenneth Thomas pled not guilty in the shooting that sent two CMU students to the hospital
Kenneth Thomas pled not guilty in the shooting that sent two CMU students to the hospital(WILX)
Published: Apr. 28, 2021 at 10:53 AM EDT
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MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (WILX) - UPDATE: Suspect Kenneth Thomas pleads not guilty in the Saturday shooting that sent two Central Michigan students to the hospital. He was being arraigned on 10 felony counts.

During the arraignment, Isabella County Judge Eric R. Janes said Thomas was a Navy veteran who recently returned after serving two years.

He currently lives with his parents in Detroit and does not have a criminal record. Janes said Thomas had no ties to Isabella County and Central Michigan University.

His bond is set for $1 million, and a probable cause conference is set to take place on May 6 at 8:15 a.m. Preliminary will take place on May 13.

Thomas was arrested in the Detroit-area Tuesday on a 10-felony warrant in connection with Saturday’s shooting at the Deerfield Village apartment complex in Mount Pleasant.

Isabella County Sheriffs say the two victims, CMU QB John Keller and Senior Tyler Bunting, are still in the hospital but are in stable condition. Previously, Keller was in critical condition. He remains in the Hurley Medical Center in Flint.


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