Charged with attempted murder, man claims innocence

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Submitted: Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:31am
Updated: Wed, 10/23/2013 - 3:14pm

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This afternoon a Wilmington man appeared in court to face a charge of attempted first degree murder.

Tonight Kolton Thompson sat down with us to try and clear his name for something he claims he still knows nothing about.

Thompson, 24, is charged with trying to kill Tycoreus Wadell as Wadell rode a bike near Creekwood Thursday, but he claims he had never even heard of Waddell until after he was arrested. Now he’s asking Wadell to clear him of the charges.

By his own admission Thompson has lived a thug life.

“I was a Blood,” Thompson said during an interview at the New Hanover County Jail, where he is in custody. “I’m not going to say I was a Blood, because I am a Blood.”

After a warning from the District Attorney’s Office, Thompson says he changed his ways and became what he calls a family man.

“They told me Dec. 6 that if I get charged with anything, they’re going to fry me,” Thompson said. “They’re going to do their best to put me under the jail.”

Words he says have played over and over in his head since he was arrested on attempted first degree murder charges.

“If I would have done it, I would be A-OK,” Thompson said. “I would have already known I would have done it, so I would know what to look forward to. Right now I don’t know what to look forward to. I don’t know if I’m going to see my freedom again or anything.”

Though there may be uncertainty surrounding the charges, while behind bars Thompson claims there is one thing he is certain about: he was not near Spaulding Dr. and Stewart Cir. Thursday when someone shot at Wadell.

“I was either at the hospital or at the studio. One or the other,” Thompson said. “I’m not even going to lie to you. My brain be on drugs. I smoke a lot of bud.”

Thompson says ultimately he knows the truth will set him free, which is why he is making one final plea to Wadell to come forward and tell the truth.

“You don’t even know me, bro,” Thompson said. “I don’t even know you, man. It’s only up to you to get me out of this, man. I’m in here for $750,000 almost a million dollars because you lied and said I shot at you. I’ve never seen you, and I’ve never heard of you.”

Thompson and co-defendant Daiquan Jacobs, 17, who Thompson says he vaguely knows, remain in the New Hanover County Jail under $750,000 bond. Police are looking for a third man they say were with Thompson and Jacobs when Wadell was shot at.


  • Ignorance says:

    Such ignorance. People actually take time out of their day to talk down on the next. If you were at work or doing something positive, you wouldnt have time to be on here!

  • Guest 9853 says:

    Thompson, I am assuming that you are talking about Dec.6,2012.You say that They told me Dec. 6 that if I get charged with anything, they’re going to fry me,” Thompson said. “They’re going to do their best to put me under the jail.” My question is to you!!! WHY DIDNT YOU MAKE A CHANGE?? Get off drugs, (BUD as you say)Get a JOB, Take a Class, Stop hanging with the same people, and the list goes on.. And now you want your FREEDOM… WHen you had it, YOU DIDNT WANT IT, NEED IT and dang sure didnt APPRECIATE IT.. I hope that it all work out. If you are innocent and get off MAKE SOME CHANGES.. Next time you are on television. Clean yourself up.. and tell your friends to cut the crap out and get a JOB and some EDUCATION.

  • Guest once more says:

    #1. By becoming “a family man”, is Mr. Thompson indicating that he has children, and that he is doing his very best to raise those children in a wholesome and nurturing environment?

    #2. It is my understanding the “bud” is expensive to purchase. Since Mr. Thompson stated that he “smokes a lot” of it; is he indicating that he has a large disposable income. Or is it that he personally knows the wholesale distributor for the area and gets a real good deal.

    #3. Where is Mr. Thompson employed, or more accurately, how is it that he is able to afford the luxuries of recreational drug use and studio time while fulfilling the rigorous duties of being a family man?

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