Defendant Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Domestic Assault First Degree

Wright County Prosecutor John Tyrrell announces that Defendant Melvin Thompson was sentenced to 15 years in prison probation denied for domestic assault first degree.

Defendant pled guilty to domestic assault first degree for events occurring on June 15, 2023.  Thompson was residing with his grandmother.  He became upset with her because she would not let him borrow her car.  He then began assaulting her by throwing her into walls and on the ground.  Thompson then struck her in the face. Defendant did not call for medical help or alert other family members. It was not until three days later that her family came to check on her.  They discovered that the victim was injured and in need of medical attention.  Wright County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Jordan responded and conducted an investigation. The defendant was sentenced to 15 years probation denied by Judge Carter.

Prosecutor John Tyrrell states, “This was a good result for this case.  The victim was beaten and had to be placed in the hospital.  We were able to obtain a conviction and send the defendant to prison for 15 years without the delay of a trial.  It allowed the vicitm an opportunity to be heard and avoid a prolonged trial.”