John Thompson Wiki, Bio, Age, Family, Accused of imprisoning 5-year-old girl in secret closet


John Thompson Wiki – John Thompson Biography

Police arrested John Thompson the next day on charges of false imprisonment, endangering the welfare of a minor and interfering with child custody. Police in Arkansas have reportedly released body camera footage that allegedly shows a 5-year-old girl being rescued from the depths of a 40-year-old man’s locker room. The boy, who authorities in Tontitown, Arkansas, have not identified, was allegedly in a secret “little space” covered by a board that was nailed to a wall in the suspect’s home, reports John Thompson, USA Today, citing Thompson arrest report. Thompson allegedly initially said the girl was not with him when police arrived at her door to help Arkansas Department of Human Services authorities recover her, police said, according to 5 News. Police said they eventually let officers in and heard banging noises while they were at the scene, according to KARK and 5 News.

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John Thompson is 40 years old.

Investigation Report

After allowing them inside, Thompson “knelt” inside the closet, then moved some boxes and pulled apart a board nailed to the wall to let the girl out of the space, the arrest report alleges. Body camera footage released by police shows officers in a fully packed locker room and a man in a baseball cap and overalls on the floor rummaging through clothing. He is heard saying “baby” as he does so, and a dog is heard barking in the background. Soon, the man brings up a child whose face is blurred in the video. Police at the scene can be heard greeting the boy, and two officers say, “Hello, honey!” “She was very excited when she came out and quite scared,” Detective Keith Lindley told USA Today. “He had ordered her not to make any sound or reveal that she was there.” Thompson faces charges of false imprisonment, child endangerment and interfering with child custody, according to KARK. He was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on Friday and released on $5,000 bail two days later, according to KARK. He pleaded guilty, USA Today reported. It was not immediately clear if he hired an attorney. Tontitown officials did not respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment when contacted Wednesday.

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