Thomas Violates Order of Release, Back Behind Bars
Olaf Thomas III is back in the Pine County jail just days after posting $100,000 bail. He is accused of beating Hinckley driving instructor Dwaine Palmer, 64, who was walking his dog on November 29th.
According to the Pine County Jail, Thomas failed to report to the probation office within 24 hours of his release, which is a violation. Sheriff’s officials took him into custody Thursday.
Thomas is charged with Aiding/Abetting Simple Robbery, Aiding/Abetting Assault in the Second Degree and Third Degree, and Assault in the Second Degree. If convicted of all charges, Thomas could serve 29-years in prison and pay $58,000 in fines.
Thomas is due back in Pine County court on December 18th.
Two men identified in the criminal complaint as Aaron and “Smokey” are still wanted in connection with the assault.