KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A Knoxville man is charged with aggravated assault on an officer after law enforcement responded to a domestic violence call on Monday on Manor View Drive.
An arrest record shows Alex Boy Thompson, 36, is accused of physically abusing a female at the residence and when police arrived to assist, Thompson allegedly assaulted two responding officers by attempting to strangle one and throwing another into a glass table.
Thompson is charged with theft, domestic aggravated assault, aggravated assault on a first responder, criminal trespass, and false imprisonment charges.
According to an arrest report, officers with the Domestic Violence Unit responded to a call from a woman who said Thompson had been beating and strangling her since 3 a.m. and took her vehicle without her consent. Officers noted they believed Thompson had jumped off the apartment balcony when they arrived. The victim said Thompson would not allow her to leave, telling her he would kill her and her family if she left, but she had taken the opportunity to run and get help from the neighbor to call police.
Officers noted the victim “had an extremely raspy voice” and observed she had obvious injuries, including a bloody nose, a knot on the back of her head, swollen arms, and scratches to her face, neck, chest, and hands. The officers issued a warrant for Thompson’s arrest.
Just four hours later, around 3 p.m. the officers again responded to the residence along Manor View Drive for the felony warrant service. Once there, officers made contact with Thompson, whom they say grabbed one of the officers and began to strangle him with his hands. The officer broke free, but said that Thompson then grabbed him by his duty vest and began to choke him by pulling the straps across the neck. During this altercation, Thompson also allegedly pushed a second officer into a glass table, causing injuries to her head. That officer deployed her electroshock hand weapon and Thompson was then arrested.
Thompson is scheduled for his preliminary hearing on Jan. 13 for the felony charges.