Convicted drug dealer Zachary Ryan Thompson was back in Barton County District Court Monday morning facing allegations that he had violated the terms of his probation by committing a new crime. At the conclusion of that hearing, the 27-year-old Great Bend man’s parole was revoked.
With prior convictions in Barton and Pawnee counties dating back to a misdemeanor criminal trespass committed in 2013, Thompson’s profile can be found on the Kansas Department of Corrections’ online Offender Population Search. That website shows he has gone by the aliases “Danger,” “Zach Thompson” and “YD,” and that he is under “Intensive Supervision Level II.”
He was sentenced in February and April of 2021 in Barton County for convictions in three 2020 cases. These were convictions for distribution of methamphetamine, aiding and abetting aggravated battery, and possession of meth. Thompson’s total prison sentence for these three cases was 197 months (16 years and five months).
The primary allegation for charging Thompson with a parole violation was that he committed the new offense of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer in early September of 2021. After presenting evidence, Barton County Attorney Levi Morris asked the court to find that Thompson had committed a new crime while on probation, that his probation be revoked, and that he serve his underlying sentence.
After hearing from defense counsel Ben Fisher, of Hutchinson, as well as the defendant himself, District Court Judge Carey Hipp found that Thompson had committed the new offense of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer, ordered his probation revoked, and remanded him to the custody of the Kansas Department of Corrections.