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Kidnapping Fugitive Bret Lee Luckett Thompson Captured

FBI Denver June 13, 2011
  • Media Coordinator Dave Joly (303) 630-6060

The FBI Denver Rocky Mountain Safe Streets Task Force (RMSSTF) and the Denver Police Department are announcing the apprehension of Bret Lee Luckett Thompson, 27 years of age.

The Denver District Attorney’s Office formally charged Thompson with kidnapping and sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl in Denver. The charges allege that on June 2, 2011, at about 1:20 p.m., Thompson kidnapped an 8-year-old girl from the 400-block alley of South Raleigh Street and South Stuart Street in Denver and later sexually assaulted her before going on the run from law enforcement. Thompson was subsequently charged federally with unlawful flight to avoid prosecution (UFAP).

Thompson was arrested by FBI special agents, with the assistance of the North Brunswick Police Department, in North Brunswick, New Jersey, shortly after midnight Eastern Standard Time, on Monday, June 13, 2011. Thompson’s 1999 white Pontiac Montana van was found parked in the rear of a Wal-Mart store. Agents located Thompson sleeping in the back of the van and took him into custody.

The FBI and Denver Police Department are continuing with the investigation. Thompson now faces extradition from New Jersey to Colorado to face charges already filed by the Denver District Attorney’s Office.

The FBI Denver Division will be available for on-camera interviews at our office today from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday, June 13, 2011.

The Denver District Attorney has some availability by appointment this afternoon at his office.