An Earlham mas was arrested Friday on a Dallas County warrant in connection with an October 2020 incident in which he allegedly rammed a pickup truck with a van in a jealous rage.
Seth Michael Thompson, 31, of 16205 320th Way, Earlham, was charged with assault while displaying a dangerous weapon.
The incident began about 8:15 a.m. Oct. 25, 2020, on Old Highway 6 near G Avenue east of Redfield, where Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a caller who said “that he was being chased by his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend,” according to court records.
The caller said “that his ex-girlfriend was in his vehicle with him as they were being chased and struck” in a 1998 Dodge Dakota by a 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan, driven by Thompson, who left the scene before the arrival of law enforcement.
The deputies made contact with the caller and the ex-girlfriend on Old Highway 6 near G Avenue, and they said that Thompson “had struck them at a speed of over 70 mph on El Paso Avenue just north of Redfield,” and they were then “chased back into Redfield,” according to court records.
Investigation let the deputies to surmise “that Thompson did this out of anger because” the caller’s ex-girlfriend was together with the caller in the Dodge Dakota.
The investigation continued at Thompson’s Earlham residence, where a “friend of Thompson” told the deputies “that Thompson told him that he struck them in his van going over 60 mph with the intent to harm them,” according to court records.
A warrant for Thompson’s arrest was ordered June 3 when he failed to appear for a pretrial conference in Dallas County District Court. Thompson was held in the Dallas County Jail on a $2,000 cash or surety bond in advance of a hearing in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.