Thomas Violates Order of Release, Back Behind Bars

Friday, December 11th, 2009 at 8:45 am

OlafThomasOlaf 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.


  1. SIckofviolence 12/11/09 at 10:10am

    Good, I’m glad he’s back in jail. Don’t let him out again.

  2. karen 12/12/09 at 5:58pm

    He shouldn’t have been let out in the first place. Throw away the key! He should also be charged with attempted murder.

  3. Tickedoff 12/13/09 at 12:52pm

    The Pine Co. Jail roster for 12-13-09 shows that Mr. Thomas is not there. Whats going on with that??

  4. Justice 12/15/09 at 1:40pm

    The reason he is not on the roster is because he posted his $1,000 bail on the 11th. All the court system is doing is showing him that he can get away with almost anything. Why do they keep letting him out. This boy should have been at home with his three babies instead of running the streets beating up old men. Maybe some good time in jail will wake him up. Maybe not having his kids there will be enough to maybe get him to grow up and become a dad. Grow up OJ and stay at home with your kids were you belong.

  5. Puzzled 12/15/09 at 3:41pm

    This is a small community, why is it so hard to find his friends Aaron an “Smokey”. All three of them should be put away until they are too old and feeble to hurt anyone else again. Thomas has a very long criminal record and should never been out on the streets to hurt another innocent person!
    If I were his victim, I would be very angry and scared when he was let out of jail. IF he is in jail now keep him there for a loooooooooooooooooong time!

  6. PC MOM 12/16/09 at 7:59am

    The first thing is they should sterilize him. Do we really need to have this criminal bringing children into this world that he doesn’t deserve or know how to be a good parent to- how can he provide for them if he’s in jail. Just more kids on the county welfare system.

  7. Tickedoff 12/16/09 at 10:10am

    How could he post a $1000 bail when he was out on a $100,000 bail when he violated probation?? Seems to me there’s more going on here…

  8. Just me 06/2/12 at 3:11pm

    You all need to stop commenting about him and the father side of him. Nobody knows or gas seen what he is to his kids, despite the decisions he has made in his past. Also maybe the mother and children will read those comments someday, and regardless he is to them their daddy. How sad to read what people say aboyt him being sterilized and not having children put into this world. Shame on u. I hope those children turn out to be something great. And god loves all! Nobody is perfect. NOBODY!and everyone makes mistakes. We are all human. Maybe u should pray for him

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