Boulder City Man Sentenced For Assaulting Wife At Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. – A Boulder City man — with a history of domestic violence — was sentenced today to 20 months in prison for assaulting his wife when they were camping together at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

According to court documents and evidence presented at trial, on September 21, 2020, Michael David Thompson, 66, repeatedly punched the victim’s face and body while camping at the Boulder Beach Campground within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. The victim suffered significant injuries.

In May 2021, following a three-day trial, a federal jury convicted Thompson of one count of felony assault resulting in substantial bodily injury to a spouse or intimate partner. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Jennifer A. Dorsey sentenced Thompson to two years of supervised release.

Thompson was previously convicted in 2008 of misdemeanor battery and felony intimidation of a witness for assaulting his then-girlfriend. While on probation, he committed a second felony battery against the same victim. In 2001, he was convicted of battery against a child.

Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the National Park Service. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Rachel Kent and Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Brister prosecuted the case.

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