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18-year-old man charged for brutal beating of woman during attempted carjacking

Corleon Thomas

MILWAUKEE -- The man accused of beating a woman outside of a Greenfield grocery store was in court Saturday, August 12th. 18-year-old Corleon Thomas has been charged with eleven felonies and one misdemeanor.

  • Count one - robbery use of force as a party to crime
  • Count two  - operating a motor vehicle without owners consent as a party to a crime
  • Count three - operating a motor vehicle without owners consent as a party to a crime
  • Count four - attempted armed robbery
  • Count five - first degree reckless injury - use of a dangerous weapon
  • Count six - operating a motor vehicle without owners consent
  • Count seven - operating a motor vehicle without the owners consent - knowing passenger
  • Count eight - robbery threat of force as a party to crime
  • Count nine - operating a motor vehicle without owners consent as a party to a crime
  • Count ten - operating a motor vehicle without owners consent
  • Count eleven - fleeing or eluding an officer
  • Count twelve - first degree recklessly endangering safety

Corleon Thomas

Prosecutors say Thomas went on a rampage attacking victims before stealing from them.

"The activity here is just stunning as far as the brutality that happened to each of these victims, some of which had no struggle whatsoever," said the judge.

Greenfield police said Tuesday, August 8th Thomas was caught with help from Milwaukee police, officials with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, Glendale police and the U.S. Marshals. Officials spotted him in a stolen vehicle and a brief chase led police to 22nd and Villard, where Thomas crashed. Investigators say he ran but was eventually arrested.

Attempted robbery, carjacking in Greenfield near 27th and Grange

That arrest comes weeks after authorities say Thomas brutally attacked a woman outside of Pacific Produce on July 21st.

"He kept punching me and punching me in t he face four or five times he punched me in the gut ...and there was a young lady with him as well and she tried to break into the other side of the door," said the victim.

Corleon Thomas -- Wanted in connection with brutal beating during attempted robbery/carjacking in Greenfield

Police say Thomas tried stealing the woman's car and beat her with brass knuckles.

"I looked at him in the eyes and I was just pleading with him with my eyes and I don't think you know it was my birthday. How could you do this to anybody," said the victim.

Thomas is now the one pleading as he could spend decades behind bars.

"Absolutely, you are out of control," said the judge.

Thomas' bail has been set at $200,000. He's due back in court next week.