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Blotter: Woman facing five charges after slow-speed chase from Denton to Lewisville

A 25-year-old Denton woman is facing two felony charges and three misdemeanors following a slow-speed chase Wednesday from Denton to Lewisville, according to Texas Department of Public Safety spokesman Lonny Haschel. 

Deborah ThompsonDenton County records
Deborah Thompson
Denton County records

Deborah Thompson was taken to Denton County Jail at about 9 a.m. on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, evading arrest with a vehicle, resisting arrest, possession of marijuana and driving with an invalid license. Her bail totals $110,000 for all the charges. 

Haschel said Thompson stayed well below the posted speed limit while driving a Pontiac passenger car during the entire chase. 

It started at about 8:20 a.m., when a DPS Highway Patrol trooper tried to stop Thompson for an unspecified  traffic violation on North Loop 288 in Denton, Haschel said. 

Thompson avoided police and led them toward Interstate 35E, where she continued south toward Lewisville, Haschel said. When she entered Lewisville city limits, a Denton County Sheriff's Office deputy got out his patrol unit and deployed tire deflation equipment.

But Thompson, he said, drove around the equipment and forced the deputy to jump out of the way. A trooped then disabled the vehicle by shooting out its tires with his sidearm, Haschel said. 

The chase ended at 8:44 a.m. on Interstate 35E near Main Street in Lewisville. Thompson was the only person in the vehicle.

Other reports 

1700 block of South Loop 288 — A man was arrested on active warrants Wednesday after he was seen acting belligerent toward customers at a RaceTrac convenience store, according to police. 

Denton police responded to the scene when the 39-year-old man refused to leave the store at about 8 p.m. He was initially arrested on active warrants for solicitation, failure to appear in court, no driver's license and driving with an expired vehicle registration. 

Police also cited him for possession of drug paraphernalia and issued a notice of criminal trespassing. 

5000 block of Sabre Drive — Two propellers were reported stolen from an aircraft supple store on Wednesday at Denton Enterprise Airport, according to a police report. 

The supply store was identified in the report as CFDI Aero. Police were initially called to the scene at about 5 p.m., but the exact time the propellers were stolen is unclear.  The report did not provide further information. 

2400 block of Old North Road — A 25-year-old man said he was threatened for money after submitting nude images to an online dating application. 

The man told police at about 9 a.m. Wednesday that a suspect connected to the app then threatened to send the nude images to friends and family if he did not send money. 

Police documented the incident but did not make any arrests. 


From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 890 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 60 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 180 calls for service and made eight arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 23 medical calls, three vehicle crashes and one gas leak.