Manhunt continues for suspect accused of attacking mother on Mother’s Day, engaging officers in armed standoff

The manhunt continues for a suspect accused of assaulting his mother on Mother's Day and then engaging officers in an armed standoff in rural Williamson County,
Published: May. 14, 2023 at 11:35 AM CDT|Updated: May. 15, 2023 at 12:30 PM CDT
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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - A search is underway for a man accused of attacking his mother on Mother’s Day and engaging in a standoff with police in rural Williamson County.

Deputies responded to a report of a domestic battery in progress in the 2700 block of Robley Lane at 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 14.

When they arrived, deputies found a 64-year-old woman in her driveway. She reportedly told deputies she had been choked and hit in the head by her son.

The victim said 25-year-old Lucas M. Thompson made threats, allegedly stating the only way he would go to jail is for murder.

The woman explained she was able to escape and left her house, but Thompson was still in the home and armed with a sword.

The Williamson County Crisis Team was activated and an alert was sent to residents within 5 miles.

The sheriff’s office said they used a remote camera system, which helped them learn Thompson was no longer in the home.

It’s believed that Thompson had left the scene before deputies arrived.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said Thompson is a wanted fugitive out of Jackson County and additionally wanted for questioning related to Sunday’s domestic battery call.

Since March of 2018, the sheriff’s office said deputies have responded to 37 times to the house, with most of the calls related to domestic battery.

The investigation is currently ongoing.

Anyone with information on Thompson’s whereabouts or concerning their investigation is asked to contact the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office at 618-997-6541 or Williamson County Crime Stoppers at 800-414-8477.