Charge dismissed in Truckee rape case

Staff report
Douglas Scott Thomas
Courtesy Nevada County Jail

UPDATE on Nov. 14, 2019

Authorities said the rape allegation against Douglas Scott Thomas was dropped months after his arrest.

Records show that a judge in February 2017 found enough evidence to advance the case toward trial. However, the case against Thomas was dismissed two months later.

Evidence came to light that made the case impossible to prove beyond a reasonable doubt,” Deputy District Attorney Anna Tyner said in an email.

Tyner declined further comment.

Initially posted

TRUCKEE, Calif. — A San Diego man accused of raping a woman in Truckee remained in jail Thursday under $100,000 in bond, authorities said.

Douglas Scott Thomas, 25, is charged with rape, reports state. He’s accused of sexually assaulting a woman back on Nov. 14 in Truckee while she was unconscious.

She reported the assault that day, and the Truckee Police Department issued a warrant for his arrest, TPD Sgt. Robert Womack told The Union newspaper in Grass Valley.

Authorities arrested Thomas — whose profession is listed as firefighter, according to the Nevada County Jail — days later in Boise, Idaho.

Deputies booked him into the Nevada County Jail on Wednesday, Womack added.

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