Man wanted in Ohio arrested in Rogersville

Jeff Bobo • Mar 1, 2009 at 12:00 AM

James Lee Thompson allegedly faces felony arrest warrants in Ohio on charges including sexual assault, child neglect and domestic assault.

ROGERSVILLE — In responding to a domestic disturbance early Friday morning, the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office discovered a man allegedly wanted in Ohio on charges including sexual assault, child neglect and domestic assault.

Shortly before 3 a.m. Friday HCSO Deputy Brian Boggs was dispatched to the residence of Edward Jones, 182 Butchers Valley Road, Rogersville, on a disturbance complaint.

Jones told the deputy that he and his brother, James Lee Thompson, 48, of that same address, had been arguing and Jones told Thompson to leave.

According to reports, Thompson left the residence, at which time Jones locked the door behind him.

“Thompson then started pulling on the door until it broke,” Boggs stated in his report. “I observed what appeared to be fresh metal scrapes and a break in the door. This caused the door to be damaged to the point that it was unlockable.

“I then spoke to Mr. Thompson who stated that he was only trying to get inside to spend the night.”

A computer check of Thompson through the NCIC (National Crime Information Center) allegedly showed him to have active felony arrest warrants from the Lucas County (Ohio) Sheriff’s Department for child neglect, sexual assault and domestic assault. That department also advised that it will extradite.

Thompson was arrested for domestic vandalism and for being a fugitive from justice.

A search allegedly revealed him to be in possession of 11.5 Darvocet pills and two Seraquel pills, as well as a baggy of crushed pills believed to be Seraquel.

Thompson was additionally charged with possession of Schedule IV narcotics and possession of legend drugs.

He was lodged in the Hawkins County Jail without bond with arraignment set for March 9.

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