Update 1/5/17 - Our In Your corner team continues to follow the story of a wounded war vet on the hunt for his missing TVs.
Sgt. Thomas Schoolcraft suffers from a brain injury and severe nerve damage.
He was preparing for surgery earlier this year and left his broken TVs with repairman Frank Wright 10 months ago.
He got the surgery but spent his recovery without the TVs, because the repairman was slow to give them back.
Remember, Schoolcraft, a bronze star recipient, served tours in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan but was battling to get back his TVs here at home.
“To go back on your word and put your integrity in question...” Thomas said. “That's just not right. That's not how I was raised.”
The In Your Corner team jumped into action, pressing the repairman to return Thomas' TV's and cash.
Wright apologized for the delay then drove to Schoolcraft's home to drop off a full refund and the goods.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Sgt. Thomas Schoolcraft has served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, even earning a bronze star for his heroic service in combat saving six Afghan truck drivers.
He's given so much more to his country but now finds himself battling to get back his TVs.
Today, Thomas suffers from a brain injury and severe nerve damage.
Back in March, he was preparing for surgery and entered into an agreement with Frank Wright of Frank's TV Service to repair three of his broken flat screens.
“I wanted them done, so I wouldn't have to interfere with my kids,” Thomas said. “That way, I can lay around and watch TV after my seizures or any other medical conditions I have, just to get out of their way.”
Thomas recovered from his surgery, but still no word on what happened to his TVs or Wright.
Wright moved out of his store in Nicoma Park years ago, and the landlord tells the In Your Corner' team he still owes him back rent.
Thursday, we got the repairman on the phone.
He said “I've been working so many hours at my other job, I just haven't had time.”
Wright tells us his full-time job and low energy contributed to his slow turn-around time and he was trying to avoid a confrontation with Schoolcraft.
“I made way more effort on getting his Phillips TV fixed than I do for anyone else, because I was going to fix it and give it to him, because of his service and because it had taken me so long,” Wright said. “I just couldn't get it fixed and get the parts. I did leave him a message.”
Wright assures us he'll have Schoolcraft TVs and a partial refund in the coming days.
We'll check back.