Police find suspect in alleged July break-in, assault

Published 11:39am Thursday, August 9, 2012

One month after the crime, police have arrested an Austin man who allegedly broke into a home and assaulted a woman.

Police arrested Darren Yahudah Thompson, 25, who was also charged Wednesday in Mower County Court with first-degree burglary and domestic assault, both felonies.

According to the court complaint, the victim stopped letting Thompson in her Austin home; however, Thompson allegedly kicked in the door and hit the woman in the face. A friend of the victim called 911, and Thompson allegedly fled when he saw her on the phone. Police were not able to find Thompson, as he allegedly hopped a fence and took off.

Police noticed a welt on the right side of the victim’s face.

Thompson’s next court appearance is Aug. 16. He is held in the Mower County jail on $100,000 bail.

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