Police arrest convicted criminal accused of attacking bail bondsmen

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Thomas Morgan is accused of trying to run over two bail bondsman. By Andrew Michalscheck Thomas Morgan is accused of trying to run over two bail bondsman. By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- Phoenix police arrested a convicted criminal accused of attacking bail bondsmen with his vehicle on two separate occasions.

Officers were called to an office building at 2910 N. 44th St. on Tuesday afternoon for an unknown disturbance.

They arrived to discover that a bail bondsman and his partner had gone to the location after learning that Thomas Morgan, 57, would be in the area.

The bail bondsman reportedly tried to make contact with Morgan, which is when Morgan allegedly struck the bail bondsman’s truck with his SUV.

The bail bondsman told police he feared for his life and fired shots at Morgan’s vehicle. Morgan subsequently fled the scene, and wasn’t located by police.

The bail bondsman has not been charged for shooting at Morgan, but the incident will be reviewed by the County Attorney’s Office.

Morgan was previously convicted of fraud against vulnerable adults. He would pretend to be an attorney and get people to pay him for legal services that he never performed.

A bail bondsman attempted to arrest Morgan on July 6, but he was also attacked by Morgan in his SUV.

A Phoenix police officer saw Morgan driving the suspect vehicle in the area of Thomas Road and 32nd Street at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. The officer conducted a "felony stop" and took Morgan into custody without incident.

Morgan was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail for two counts of aggravated assault and warrants for fraud-related charges.