On March 24 at 7:10 PM, officers responded to the Westgate Apartments located in the 8100 block of Pointer Ln. in Manassas (20109) to investigate a domestic. The victim, a 29-year-old woman, reported to police that earlier that morning, she and a family member, identified as the accused, were involved in a verbal altercation that escalated. During the encounter, the accused grabbed the victim before head-butting her. Eventually, the parties separated. The victim did not report sustaining any injuries from the incident that morning. While investigating, the victim reported that between March 3 and March 17, two additional physical altercations occurred involving the accused. The investigation into the additional incidents revealed that on March 3, the accused grabbed the victim by the neck and held her against the wall until she temporarily lost consciousness. On March 17, the victim reported that during a verbal altercation the accused grabbed her around the neck from behind and pushed her down before striking her multiple times. The accused separated from the victim when another family member entered the home. The victim reported sustaining injuries during both of the earlier incidents. Following the investigation, officers obtained arrest warrants for the accused, identified as Gerald Anthony THOMAS III, who turned himself in to police later that evening. On March 25, the victim reported to police that the accused attempted to contact her which was a violation of the active protective order. Following the investigation, officers obtained an additional arrest warrant for the accused who was served while at the Prince William-Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center where he remained incarcerated on the original charges.
Arrested on March 24: [No Photo Available] Gerald Anthony THOMAS III, 30, of the 8100 block of Pointer Ln. in Manassas Charged with 1 count of malicious wounding, 2 counts of strangulation, 2 counts of domestic assault & battery, and 1 count of violation of a protective order Court Date: Pending | Bond: Held WITHOUT Bond