PULASKI COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — A Pulaski County man whose son was found dead in a septic tank has lost another bid for bond on Wednesday.
Paul Thomas, 32, appealed a judge’s decision to deny him bond in that case. Thomas is charged with two counts (abuse and neglect of Noah and abuse and neglect of their second child, an infant) that carry up to five years in jail a piece.
This comes after his son, Noah Thomas, was found dead on March 26 in a septic tank on his family’s property, after he had been missing for five days. The child was found after an extensive five day search. The discovery came shortly after the sheriff announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to Noah’s whereabouts.
According to the prosecution, Noah’s parents, Paul and Ashley White, admitted to police that they left their children at home alone Sunday morning, March 22, when Ashley took Paul to work.
Paul Thomas also admitted that he smoked weed regularly at the home. After the couple’s six-month-old infant, Abigail, was taken by social services, she was found to have bad respiratory problems and was treated by doctors. She remains with social services at this time.
Thomas is being held at New River Valley Jail.
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