Man arrested on charge of domestic assault, burglary, other charges

Friday, June 27, 2014 | 5:11 p.m. CDT

COLUMBIA — A Fayette man facing a wide array of charges, including several for domestic assault, was arrested Thursday in west Columbia.

Damon Lashay Thompson, 33, was a passenger in a car that police were trying to pull over, but the vehicle sped away before officers could make contact with the driver, Columbia Police Sgt. Bob Dochler said.

Police later located and stopped the car in the 300 block of Rogers Street and arrested Thompson, who was wanted on several outstanding warrants, at about 2:45 p.m. Thursday.

Thompson is charged with two felonies and two misdemeanors, among other offenses. According to court documents, in December 2012, Thompson's ex-girlfriend obtained an order of protection against him. He was charged with two counts of violation of the order and third-degree domestic assault in December 2013 after he was accused of contacting the ex-girlfriend and assaulting her at least twice, according to a probable cause statement.

He was arrested Feb. 4 for the offenses, and he was released that day after posting the $15,000 bond. Associate Circuit Judge Michael Bradley revoked the bond in May and issued an arrest warrant, according to court records. The bond was reset at $50,000.

On April 30, Thompson was charged with second-degree domestic assault and felonious restraint for attacking a woman after coming to her apartment uninvited, according to court documents. Thompson allegedly choked, punched and dragged the woman to a bedroom and stood in front of the door to prevent her from leaving.

Thompson also faces charges of third-degree domestic assault, first-degree property damage and second-degree burglary in a June 17 incident, according to court documents. He allegedly broke the passenger window of a car in which a woman was sitting.

According to court documents, Thompson then walked to the woman’s apartment, trashed it and took a stereo speaker and a pair of shoes. Bond for these offenses was set at $20,000 on June 18.

Thompson had four arrest warrants on nine charges. He was also arrested on suspicion of four other offenses. 

His total bond was $135,000, and he was being held in the Boone County Jail on Friday afternoon.

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