A Wilkes County man has been given prison time for second-degree murder in a case dating back to 2018.Thomas Yokum III, age 46 of Boomer, was sentenced to 133-172 months (11-14 years) in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder. Yokum was granted credit for 692 days already spent in jail.
The Wilkes County Sheriff’s Office charged Yokum with murder after he struck 56-year old Michael Glenn Bentley twice with his pickup outside Bentley’s home in Boomer on Oct. 18, 2018. Bentley would die two weeks later.
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