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Monday, July 20, 2020

Suspect Named in Sunday SWAT Incident on Pinnacle Drive in Fort Thomas

By Jessie Eden

A man arrested in a SWAT situation on Pinnacle Drive on Sunday morning has been named in a statement on Facebook from Kenton County Regional SWAT (KCRS) and confirmed by the Fort Thomas Police Department.

James McAlister Thompson, 41, was arrested as the result of a search warrant around 10 a.m. on Sunday. 

The suspect arrested on Sunday morning during a SWAT situation has been named by Kenton County Regional SWAT.
(Img: KCRS Facebook page)
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Sgt. Adam Noe of the Fort Thomas Police Department reported that a traffic stop during the overnight hours on Saturday night had led to critical information that allowed a search warrant to be issued for Thompson.

"After a risk assessment, we determined that (SWAT) should assist in executing the warrant.Due to prior knowledge and contact with him was the reason for high risk," said Sgt. Noe.

"After a brief standoff, Thompson exited the residence and surrendered himself to police."

Thompson was charged with the following:
- Trafficking in a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (<2 grams of Methamphetamine), - - Possession of a Controlled Substance 1st Degree, 1st Offense (drug unspecified),
- Drug Paraphernalia-Buy/Possess
- Prostitution.

A class D felony in the Commonwealth of Kentucky can result in a prison sentence of at least one to five years.

Sgt. Noe said that the investigation is ongoing and more charges may be added. 

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Thompson was sent to the Campbell County Detention Center following his arrest by the Fort Thomas Police Department. He had a hearing for an arraignment at 8:30 a.m. today.

The second person, a woman, was initially detained at the scene but was later released with no charges per the Fort Thomas Police Department.

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