Man convicted of domestic assault

Published 4:39 am Saturday, May 26, 2018

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported this week that a Washington Parish jury found Latimore C. Thompson, 31, of Bogalusa, guilty Wednesday of domestic abuse aggravated assault.

District Judge William Knight also found Thompson guilty on a separate charge of domestic abuse battery, a misdemeanor that can be tried only by a judge.

Thompson faces up to five years in prison on the felony conviction when Knight sentences him at a hearing, set for June 20.

Just before 10 p.m. on Dec. 9, 2017, Thompson pulled his car behind the victim at her home as she got out of her car to check her mail. When she saw him, she rushed back to her car and locked it. She refused his demands for her to open her car door, and as he pulled out a gun and pointed it at her, she called 9-1-1. In the recording of the emergency call, she can be heard screaming, “Stop! Don’t Shoot!”

Thompson then broke the vehicle’s window, reached in, and struck the victim in the head before fleeing. Three days later, officers were again called to the victim’s residence after Thompson caused a disturbance. The Bogalusa Police Department investigated the case.

Assistant District Attorney Jason Cuccia prosecuted Thompson. The 12-member jury voted unanimously to convict him after an hour of deliberation.