Winnebago Man Charged After Allegedly Assaulting a Pregnant Woman in Mankato

A Winnebago man is accused of kicking a pregnant woman’s door, assaulting her and threatening her.

Thirty three year old Donald Terrience Thomas III, was charged Thursday with felony counts of 1st degree burglary, domestic assault and threats of violence.  A warrant has been issued for his arrest.

Mankato police responded Tuesday to the home of a pregnant woman who said she had been in a relationship with Thomas for several months, the victim and Thomas did not live together.

The victim told police that Thomas came to her home at 2am that morning and kicked in her front door when she was asleep.

A criminal complaint says Thomas then choked the woman before punching her in the eye.  Thomas allegedly threatened to kill the victim once she had the baby.

The victim also reported an alleged incident on September 9th in which Thomas put her hands around her throat but didn’t choke her.  The complaint says Thomas had been sending the woman threatening messages since that incident, including photos of his guns.  The victim told police she feared Thomas could possibly kill her, as the violence in the relationship was getting worse.

Thomas was convicted in three separate domestic assault cases in 2016, two of those were felonies.  Court documents say his is bonded out of jail on a felony threats of violence case in Blue Earth County.  A jury trial for that case is set for November 29th.  Police say he also has a pending case in Waseca County for felony harassment.  His plea hearing in that matter is scheduled for next week.