Man apparently didn't want to go back to prison, charged with aggravated assault upon a peace officer
A man who's spent much of his adult life in prison appears headed back that way after reportedly "ramming" a patrol car during a high-speed chase on the southside.
Thaddius Bernard Hall, 29, was booked last week for aggravated assault upon a peace officer, felony fleeing/attempting to elude, reckless driving, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, hit and run, as well as driving with a suspended license. He was arrested back in February for parole violation and was later released. Hall then accumulated some new warrants following the release.
The incident actually occurred in early June, and Hall remained on the run for roughly a month-and-a-half. Hall's probation officer spotted Hall getting into a white Dodge Challenger and requested backup from the Sheriff's Office. Hall then mashed the gas on Park Avenue and was "coming at (a deputy) at an extremely high rate of speed," according to an incident report.
Added a deputy's narrative in the incident report: "Iactivated my blue lights and brought my patrol car to a slow roll and then stop, partially blocking the roadway to indicate to the approaching vehicle that I intended for them to stop. While this was not a 'road block' and instead a traffic stop, I did utilize my patrol car to partially block the road in order to indicate to the driver I intended to stop them. Since I did utilize my patrol car in somewhat of a roadblock manner, I followed Sheriff's Office Policy by giving the vehicle 'a way out with moderate maneuvering.' With my blue lights still activated and me giving clear indications for the vehicle to stop, the Challenger purposely rammed my patrol car. Due to the rapidly evolving events, I had no time to move my car or attempt to avoid the crash."
The deputy regrouped and the chase continued onto Thomas Street, but Hall managed to elude the deputy.
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According to Hall's Department of Corrections history, he was incarcerated from August 2011 to November 2012, again from April 2013 to October 2013, again from March 2014 to November 2015, again from August 2016 to November 20017 and again from September 2018 to July 2020. Hall has 19 burglary convictions, according to his DOC history, as well as a pair of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute convictions in other counties.