On June 24, 2013, The Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a disturbance at an apartment complex in the 3900 Block of Old Sterlington Road in Monroe, LA. A witness stated that Dontrell Thomas, 29yo of West Monroe, had taken his girlfriend and child at gunpoint away from the residence. Deputies were able to obtain a vehicle description that the suspect used to flee the area. A responding deputy located the vehicle and after a short pursuit, Thomas was stopped on LaSalle Street in Monroe.
The victim stated that Thomas had a history of physical abuse which included burning her with a cigarette, pulling her hair and throwing water on her. The victim stated that earlier, Thomas forced his way into the apartment and pointed a handgun at her forcing her to leave. The victim also stated that Thomas had struck her in the face with his hand during the vehicle pursuit.
Dontrell Thomas was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center for Second Degree Kidnapping, Damage to Property, Resisting an Officer, Aggravated Flight and Domestic Abuse Battery with bond totaling $118,500.00.