33-year-old William Chad Thrift is jailed in lieu of a $1,750 bond after he is said to have punched a transgender woman on Jefferson Street because she was wearing a thong.
Metro Police responded to 801 Jefferson Street on May 2nd, at approximately 1 p.m. to a report of an assault. The victim, who is a transgender female, reports she was approached by William Thrift, who noticed she was wearing thong underwear, called her a ‘faggot’. They argued, and Thrift is alleged to have punched the victim, striking her on the left side of her head.
The responding MNPD Officer did not sign the warrant for the assault, but instead made the victim travel to the judicial commissioner and take out a warrant on her own, which she did, while the officer arrested him for a public intoxication charge. The person preparing the affidavit mis-gendered her throughout the entire document. Thrift was charged with public intoxication and misdemeanor assault, and is currently held in lieu of a $1,750 bond.