Second suspect arrested in Artesian Commons assault case

A second suspect in an assault at Olympia’s Artesian Commons is in custody following her Sunday arrest.

Alexandra K. Thompson, 20, is being held in the Thurston County Jail on suspicion of second-degree assault. Bail was set at $10,000 during a Monday court hearing.

Her co-defendant, 31-year-old Brynn Thomas, was arrested Thursday, shortly after the alleged assault. She is being held in the Thurston County Jail in lieu of $5,000 bail.

Olympia police responded to the Artesian Commons about 4:30 p.m. Thursday after a witness reported that a woman was bleeding heavily from her head, according to court documents. The woman was transported to Providence St. Peter Hospital.

The victim suffered facial fractures and cuts that required stitches. She identified her attackers as Thompson and Thomas.

Surveillance footage of the park showed that two women, later identified as Thomas and Thompson, had arrived at the park in a white van. They climbed out of the vehicle and approached the victim, who was riding her bike past the park. Footage shows Thompson punching the victim in the face, knocking her off the bicycle.

Footage shows that Thompson then punched the woman in the head 13 times while she was lying on the ground, according to court documents.