CHAPMANVILLE, W.Va. — On Saturday, September 10, West Virginia State Trooper T.J. Hannon was dispatched to an area of Chapmanville in regards to a complaint of a male individual covered in tattoos telling his neighbors he would kill them all.
According to the criminal complaint, upon arrival to the scene, Hannon allegedly made contact with the victim, who advised the male individual who had recently moved into the next door residence walked over onto her property and was irate. She reportedly advised Hannon that the individual began to yell, telling her and her family he would kill them all.
Hannon made contact with the suspect, who was identified as Leslie Thompson. Thompson open the front door as Hannon advised he was the police and allegedly said “What the (expletive deleted) do you want?” Hannon reports that he observed Thompson run through the house and charge a female in an attempt to tackle her.
Hannon forced the male individual to the ground at which time Thompson allegedly elbowed Hannon in the chest and pushed away. Hannon reportedly advised Thompson to place his hands behind his back and that he was under arrest at which he advised “(Expletive deleted) you I am not going to jail, you better bring some backup”. Thompson then allegedly picked up a kitchen knife at which time Hannon ordered him to drop it. Thompson reportedly followed orders by dropping the knife.
WVSP Senior Trooper R.E. Stowers and Senior Trooper J.E. Garren arrived on scene and at which time Thompson allegedly advised he would kill all three Troopers with his bare hands. Thompson was placed under arrest without further incident.
Hannon obtained a written statement from the female victim who was tackled by Thompson. She allegedly advised Hannon that Thompson had entered her residence previous to Hannon’s arrival and allegedly grabbed her by the throat and forced her to the ground and began to bite her neck. Hannon reports in the complaint that he observed red markings on the neck of the victim.
Thompson was charged with domestic battery, domestic assault, battery on officer, three counts of assault on an officer, obstructing an officer and assault.
Thompson is incarcerated in Southwestern Regional Jail on a $100,000 bond.