Vernon man jailed for allegedly forcing his way into ex’s home while armed

Vernon man jailed for allegedly forcing his way into ex’s home while armed

MARION COUNTY — A 30-year-old Vernon man remains in the Marion County Jail following his arrest over the weekend for allegedly forcing his way into his ex-wife’s home while armed with a firearm.

Dean Thompson was arrested by sheriffs’ deputies Friday night on charges of home invasion, aggravated domestic battery, unlawful use of weapons, and illegal possession of a weapon by a felon.

Two people who were reportedly inside the home at the time and were able to flee without injury to call 9-1-1.

Thompson had reportedly left the scene before deputies arrived. He was arrested Saturday morning at his mother’s home in rural Patoka and the firearm was recovered.