Tallahassee man accused of sexually assaulting two women

Man accused of sexually assaulting two women
Posted at 11:32 AM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 08:20:48-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - A man behind bars for kidnapping and raping a woman in July has been accused in another sexual assault. 

Earl Thomas, 55, was arrested for sexual battery and false imprisonment, according to an affidavit sworn out Monday by a Tallahassee Police Department officer.

An investigator in the case wrote that Thomas, who declined to speak with him while in the Leon County Jail on other charges, had been arrested previously under similar circumstances involving kidnapping and raping a victim.

According to the victim, she was sitting outside a store on West Brevard Street when Thomas approached her on Feb. 2.

The documents state that after she rejected his first approach, Thomas returned, told the victim that he had crack cocaine and marijuana, and asked if she'd be interested in smoking.

She accepted, going with him behind a building to an abandoned Ford Bronco.

When they finished smoking, the probable cause affidavit said, Thomas locked the Ford's door and refused her request that he allow her to leave.

"No, not until I'm done with you," the victim quoted Thomas as saying.

The victim then told Thomas she would call the police, and Thomas responded he would break her phone and kill her, telling her "I could kill you at any time I want."

Once when she asked Thomas to stop, she said, he grabbed a small metal bar and, fearing death, she complied.

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