Tamani Thompson Pleads Not Guilty To Aggravated Assault; Prosecutors Seek Habitual Criminal Status
Natrona County prosecutors are trying to make sure that the criminal history of a Casper man catches up to him, after he was accused of beating up his girlfriend.
Tamani Thompson has pleaded not guilty to four counts of aggravated assault and battery, and one count of domestic battery third offense.
On top of the aggravated assault charges, prosecutors are trying to apply the habitual criminal label on Thompson.
Investigators with the Casper Police Department say in early May, officers responded to a residence on Breck Avenue and met up with the victim who had various bruises on her face and hands.
The victim said she had been asleep when she was abruptly awakened by Thompson who started attacking her, stating he had found something on her cell phone that suggested infidelity.
Officers eventually found Thompson shortly after they received another call that he was trying to re-enter the residence where the attack took place.
They noticed he had freshly dried blood on his hands and on his t-shirt.
Thompson refused to answer any more questions regarding what had happened.
He is awaiting trial on $100,000 bond.
Normally aggravated assault is punishable by up to 10 years in prison, however with the habitual criminal tag, Thompson could end up behind bars for an additional 10-to-50 years.
His prior criminal history includes convictions out of Cheyenne for felony drug possession and domestic battery.