SOUTH WEBER -- After allegedly violating a protective order and battering his estranged wife, a 35-year-old man with a history of domestic violence is staring down numerous criminal charges.
Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. Susan Poulsen said the incident happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday, when Tyson Degray Thompson allegedly broke a protective order against his wife and showed up at her house to retrieve some property. After banging loudly on the door until she answered, Thompson reportedly grabbed her by the throat while she held their young child.
He is accused of then hitting her in the arms and face, resulting in swelling and bruising on her face, Poulsen said. He is also accused of hitting one of his wife's friends who was present. Neither the wife nor the friend were sent to the hospital for treatment.
Poulsen said that when Thompson finally left the home, he also caused damage to the friend's vehicle.
According to court documents, Thompson's wife filed for divorce earlier this month.
Davis County police arrested Thompson on Wednesday at his place of work, Poulsen said. He was booked into Davis County Jail.
Thompson was charged Thursday in 2nd District Court in Farmington with felony counts of burglary and violation of a protective order, as well as misdemeanor counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child, assault, driving on a suspended or revoked license and attempted custodial interference.
Poulsen said police have been called multiple times to domestic disputes involving Thompson and his wife. In May he pleaded guilty to a class A misdemeanor count of assault. According to a probable cause statement, Thompson hit his wife in March and banged her head against a counter in the bathroom and a toilet, breaking her nose during the conflict.
According to court documents, he is also facing a pair of class A misdemeanors for alleged violations of a protective order in May.