Case Files: RJ Thompson



Glenna Harris, Victim, stated: AUG 2014

Harris said she met the charming stranger at a gas station in Ada. Thompson told her how much he liked her dog and asked for her number. She said she hung out with him a few times, but never alone, until one day in August when he asked her to go with him to bale hay. “He picked me up and we went to Seminole County,” Harris said. While on the road, Harris claimed Thompson snapped. “Within seconds, it was seconds, and it was just unbelievable, something nobody should have to go through,” she said. Thompson allegedly started beating her while driving down back roads. “He didn’t say anything. He just started hitting,” Harris said. Harris made her escape on Highway 56 near Sasakwa. She was so desperate to get away from the alleged physical abuse, she jumped out the car window and flagged down a stranger driving by. “He slowed down and I jumped through his passenger side window and I just jumped in and told him to drive because this guy was going to kill me,” said Harris. The stranger drove her to the gas station at the River Mist Casino a few miles away where law enforcement stepped in.


Another Victim: a woman called authorities Oct. 12 and said she had been assaulted. Pontotoc County sheriff's deputies responded to the woman's residence on County Road 1549. "I immediately noticed injury to (the victim's) face where she had been assaulted," Deputy Travis Wilson said in a report. The woman said her ex-boyfriend, Thompson, was parked outside her residence. When she went outside to see what he wanted, Thompson, holding duct tape and a knife, allegedly grabbed her and dragged her into his SUV, which had a tarp laid out in the back, she said. The victim said Thompson threatened to cut her throat and punched her in the face several times. "(The victim) advised she kicked the knife out of (Thompson's) hand and started screaming which caught the attention of a neighbor who heard dogs barking," Wilson said. "(The victim advised she was then able to get out of the truck and run to the front of the residence where she believed she would be safe. (The victim) couldn't give me any information about who (Thompson) was, a date of birth or a description of him, only that he stayed at her home a couple of times and dated for a short while."

They suspect Thompson has other victims.

The woman contacted Wilson Jan. 14 after reading in The Ada News about Thompson being arrested for allegedly raping a different woman. She said the RJ Thompson whose photo was in the paper was the same man who attacked her in October. In that case, an Ada woman told police she was kidnapped, bound, beaten and sexually assaulted by Thompson. Ada Police Detective Destry Musgrove said Thompson reportedly kidnapped a 36-year-old woman from her residence on Short Street in Ada Jan. 9 2015. Musgrove said Thompson and the woman knew each other, but did not elaborate on the relationship. Thompson forced the woman into his vehicle, Musgrove said. Thompson then drove the victim into Seminole County where he allegedly sexually assaulted her, Musgrove said. Thompson then drove the victim to his residence in Coal County where he reportedly beat, bound and continued to sexually assault the victim and kept her for most of the day. “The victim stated that Thompson debated on whether or not he was going to kill her, but she convinced him to drive her back to Ada and let her go,” Musgrove said. Thompson did drive the woman back to Ada, Musgrove said. He was arrested in Konawa Jan. 10. Thompson was charged Jan. 12 with kidnapping, forcible sodomy, two counts of first-degree rape, assault and battery and pattern of criminal offenses. READ APPEAL TESTIONY HERE. Claims of hersay. In a joint investigation, the Ada Police Department, Seminole County Sheriff's Office and the Coal County Sheriff's Office arrested R.J. Thompson. Investigator David Hanson formerly with the Seminole County Sheriff's Office (now the Seminole Police Chief) and Detective Destry Musgrove with the Ada Police Department conducted a State wide investigation lasting over 3 months. During the investigation, it was found that Mr. Thompson was a serial rapist with at least 8 victims over a 30 year period. At the time of his arrest, Mr. Thompson was caught in a Konawa apartment complex parking lot stalking his next victim. It is believed by Investigators that there are many more unknown victims of Mr. Thompson. All of his victims told Investigators a similar story concerning what had happened to them. All of the rapes involved kidnapping, brutal beatings and rape.

Mr. Thompson has spent a large portion of the last 30 years in prison for multiple violent offenses.

AT, one of his Victims, died before being able to testify against RJ at trial. Less then 1 week after her horrifying encounter she slipped into a coma and never woke up. Her testimony was forwarded by the SANE Nurse and her grandmother. Mr. Thompson's reign of terror is over. 2017 Mr. Thompson went in front of District 22 Judge Kessinger. District 22 Assistant District Attorney Tara Portillo sealed his fate. In a jury trial that lasted 4 days. Mr Thompson was convicted on all 6 charges that he faced. Mr. Thompson was given 4 life sentences and forty additional years. One year later she died. We ask that even though Mr. Thompson was convicted, this is still horrible for not only his last victim, but all of his previous victims. Thompson had been accused of sexual assaults in Tulsa, Coal, Pushmataha, Muskogee, Pittsburg, Seminole and Pontotoc Counties. He has been in and out of prison for decades. ISSUE JUDGMENT & SENTENCE (COUNT 1-2: 20 YEARS DOC, COUNTS 3-6: LIFE, RUN C/S TO EACH OTHER AND TO CF-14-579, CREDIT FOR TIME SERVED

SOURCES:

  • https://www.news9.com/story/5e35a26183eff40362be3897/serial-rapist-caught-after-30-years-of-victimizing-women

  • https://www.koco.com/article/authorities-believe-suspected-serial-rapist-could-have-victims-across-oklahoma/4302533

  • https://www.kxii.com/content/news/Ada-man-found-guilty-of-rape-423671894.html

  • https://www.supremecourt.gov/DocketPDF/18/18-9470/101053/20190527232939308_Petition%20for%20Cert%20to%20SCOTUS.pdf

  • https://www.oscn.net/dockets/GetCaseInformation.aspx?db=pontotoc&number=CF-2015-00037&cmid=20763

  • https://www.theadanews.com/news/woman-comes-forward-alleged-kidnapper-rapist-charged-again/article_5a9946a0-af26-11e4-b46b-4b9f1f9e82c5.html?mode=jqm

  • https://www.criswellfh.com/obituary/3556152

  • https://www.koco.com/article/woman-hopes-sharing-survival-story-will-help-others-come-forward/4302598


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