Donald Thompson was convicted in 2006 on felony indecent exposure counts for using a sexual device called a penis pump while presiding over trials. He served about 20 months of a four-year prison term.
Thompson, 64, was arrested Thursday after a woman involved in an unrelated criminal case against him, Angela McClanahan, told officers he was stalking her while she dealt with a flat tire on her vehicle, Police Maj. Jeff Gilliland said.
Gilliland said McClanahan told officers that Thompson was parked in a nearby neighborhood. A Sapulpa officer speaking with McClanahan contacted other officers, asking them to speak to Thompson.
"He had a pair of binoculars and was looking through them and he didn't know the officers were there until they were on top of him," Gilliland said.
He said Thompson told officers he was "seeing what the police were doing with that woman over there."
According to the affidavit, filed by police officer Sabrina Criswell, McClanahan "was visibly shaken up while I was speaking with her. Her hands were trembling and her voice was shaky."
Criswell wrote that McClanahan said Thompson had "told her in the past he would kill her if she ever called the police."
Thompson faces a court hearing Friday, Gilliland said.
He posted $5,000 bond Thursday and was released from the Creek County jail, according to his attorney, Rob Nigh of Tulsa.
Nigh said he hadn't seen the police affidavit and otherwise declined comment.
Thompson had spent almost 23 years on the bench and had served as a state legislator before retiring from the court in 2004.
"Judge Gets 4 Years for Exposing Himself"
A former judge convicted of exposing himself while presiding over jury trials and accused of using a sexual device under his robe was sentenced Friday to four years in prison. Donald Thompson had spent almost 23 years on the bench and had served as a state legislator before retiring from the court in 2004. Thompson, a married father of three grown children, testified that the penis pump was given to him as a joke by a longtime hunting and fishing buddy...
Police built a case against the judge after a police officer testifying in a 2003 murder trial saw a piece of plastic tubing disappear under Thompson's robe. During a lunch break, officers took photographs of the pump under the desk. Investigators later checked the carpet, Thompson's robes and the chair behind the bench and found semen, according to court records.. (Forbes, August, 8, 2006).