He was critically wounded when shot twice; now he’s better — and in jail

Tommy Lewis Dumas Jr.
Tommy Lewis Dumas Jr.

A Macon man who ended up in the hospital in critical condition after he allegedly forced his way into his ex-girlfriend’s apartment with a rifle, opened fire and was shot is now in jail.

Tommy Lewis Dumas Jr., now recovered from his gunshot wounds, was jailed late Monday afternoon on four counts of aggravated assault in the 12:30 a.m. incident Sept. 30 at Cherry Tree Hill Apartments on Old Clinton Road.

“A male reported to be a friend of the ex-girlfriend was also in the apartment and grabbed his handgun, firing shots at Dumas, striking him twice,” according to a Bibb County sheriff’s release issued the day of the shooting. “Dumas ran out of the apartment and had another person drive him to the hospital.”

The man who shot Dumas has not been charged in the episode, Bibb County sheriff’s Lt. Randy Gonzalez said Tuesday in an email.

Dumas was being held without bond Tuesday in the Bibb County detention center. He was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Southeastern Regional Fugitive Task Force and Bibb County sheriff’s deputies.

Becky Purser: 478-256-9559, @BecPurser