The wife of suspended Somerset County District Attorney Jeff Thomas is now facing charges, according to state police.
Court documents show Thomas’s wife, Amy Thomas, has been charged with felony perjury along with multiple misdemeanors related to witness intimidation and obstruction.
According to court documents, state police filed the charges related to an April 25 incident.
Police say they originally charged Jeff after they learned that he had assaulted his wife after she had reportedly confronted him at a Johnstown bar when she saw him with another woman, according to the affidavit.
Authorities say Thomas was accused of physically assaulting his wife while the couple was driving, and the assault was allegedly witnessed through a Facetime call with a third party, according to investigators.
Now, state police say Amy lied and tried to say it didn’t happen, and threatened the witness who came forward.
According to the affidavit in the case, state police say Amy texted the witness and went to their home after they came forward, stating, “I hope you die” and vowed to file private charges against them if they didn’t pay Amy back for gifts and legal services, unless the witness retracted their statements.
State police also say Amy lied on the stand during Jeff’s preliminary hearing, in front of Judge Kevin Price, claiming that she never called police and had testified on the stand that her injuries came from a crash on the Johnstown Expressway, though state police say they have phone and text records indicating otherwise.
According to court documents, Amy’s bail was set at $25,000 unsecured and there is no word yet on if she has bailed out.
Meanwhile, Jeff Thomas appeared in court last week where the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office agreed to drop a harassment charge that he was facing related to his ongoing sexual assault case.