Great Neck man has bail raised after allegedly assaulting officers two separate times

Great Neck man has bail raised after allegedly assaulting officers two separate times
Great Neck’s Michael Thomas, 24, was charged with assaulting an officer after Nassau County police say he resisted arrest and struck an officer in the face. (Photo courtesy of the Nassau County Police Department)

A Great Neck man who was arrested last month for allegedly punching an NYPD officer and then was arrested again for allegedly hitting a Nassau County probation officer after being bailed out had his bail raised to $75,000 Thursday in light of the events.

Michael Thomas, 24, was in Manhattan Supreme Court Thursday where Judge Felicia Mennin set his bail at $75,000 cash or a $150,000 bond.

According to the New York Post, prosecutors asked that he bail for his Manhattan charges be set at $20,000 cash or a $60,000 bond due to prior felony and misdemeanor convictions.

Thomas was bailed out by his mother with a $10,000 bond, according to the New York Post.

After being bailed out, Thomas allegedly then assaulted another police officer in Nassau County.

According to Nassau County police, Nassau County Probation was visiting Thomas at a residence in Mineola on Feb. 20. Nassau County police responded to the probation visit that evening to assist.

Police say they were informed Thomas was not complying with verbal commands and resisted a Nassau County probation officer who tried to place him into custody.

Thomas was described by police as “violent and combative,” who officials said punched an officer on the right side of his face during the arrest. Police said this caused “substantial pain” to the officer, who was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and treatment for his injuries.

Thomas was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest and an open warrant for violating his probation.

He was arraigned in district court Feb. 21 where he pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Weeks before the Feb. 20 arrest, Thomas had also been arrested for allegedly hitting an NYPD officer near the New York Public Library.

On Feb. 4, Thomas was arrested at 1:45 a.m. after allegedly verbally harassing two police officers, with one officer pushing Thomas away asking him to remain a distance away, and then hitting an officer in the face, according to the New York Post. The publication said the alleged assault resulted in the officer obtaining a broken nose.

He was charged with second-degree assault and third-degree assault with the intent to cause physical injury. He pleaded not guilty to both charges.

Thomas is currently being held in a mental health observation unit in a Nassau County Jail, according to the New York Post.

Thomas is scheduled to be back in court again on June 6.

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