The following is a press release issued by the Clearlake Police Department. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:
The Clearlake Police Department Investigations Bureau is seeking the location of Romondis Tyron Thompson, 34, a suspect in two rapes that occurred last week, one involving a minor. He described as a black male adult with freckles, approximately 6’2″, 160 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. He is active on Facebook using the name “Romeo Thompson” and is reported to have been contacting a victim and other females. Thompson is associated with a Ford F-150 pickup truck (CA License # 92350Z1).
Detectives have served a search warrant in connection with this case and have obtained additional evidence. Thompson is on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS). If you have information regarding his whereabouts, please contact your local law enforcement agency.
There is additional investigation to be done and the information may change as new information is learned and additional evidence is gathered. Any suspects identified are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
If you have additional information regarding this incident, please contacted Detective Flores at 707-994-8251 Ext. 315.
UPDATE 1:00 p.m.
The suspect was apprehended this morning after a brief vehicle and foot chase. The apprehension was described in the update from the Clearlake Police Department below:
UPDATE 10/26/2020 @ 11:59 AM: Romondis Thompson was taken into custody by Clearlake Police Officers following a brief vehicle pursuit in which he was driving a reported stolen vehicle. Thompson fled on foot but was quickly apprehended by officers. We appreciate the community support in safely locating Mr. Thompson.
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