Yukon police nab assault suspect


By Mindy Ragan Wood, Staff Writer – Yukon police responded to a domestic violence complaint that a man rammed a woman with his vehicle.

The victim was in her vehicle at 1510 Dianna Drive where she told police that Darrin Edward Thatcher, 50, repeatedly rammed his van into her car and drove away. The incident occurred Aug. 19.

“Darin proceeded to back his van out of her driveway and down the street, then drove his van into the back of her vehicle at a high rate of speed. Darin backed up and rammed two more times. The third and final time that Darin rammed her, he continued to push her vehicle all the way into the mailbox….approximately 59 feet from the original point of impact,” the report reads.

The victim told police Thrasher had been fighting with his wife earlier that day. According to marriage records, his wife is Sarah (Lovell) Thrasher. The police report does not indicate the relationship between Thatcher and the victim, whose identity was redacted.

Officers located Thrasher’s abandoned van on Palm Avenue, where a neighbor witnessed a man matching his description park and leave on foot. Thrasher was found on Red Bud where he was arrested and taken to the Yukon jail.

During police interviews, “it was clear early on that Darin was not going to be honest about what happened or why he rammed her vehicle,” the report reads.

He was booked on complaints of assault and battery, leaving the scene of an injury accident, and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage. The victim was treated at the scene for neck pain.

Thrasher has a criminal record. In 1995 he pleaded guilty to a felony DUI offense and in 1996 he pleaded guilty to driving under a revoked license and possession of marijuana which were filed as misdemeanors.