Earl Thomas arrested in Orange County

Published 11:52 am Saturday, May 14, 2022

Earl Thomas III is listed on the Orange County Sheriff’s Department jail roster Saturday morning.

The 33-year-old former local and NFL standout is booked for violation of a protective order.

No bond amount was listed on the online records.

Sports Illustrated reported Thomas allegedly sent threatening text messages to a woman about her and her children. The violation is a third-degree felony, and his arrest comes more than two weeks after an initial arrest warrant was issued in late April.

An arrest warrant for Thomas was issued on April 27 in Austin after police said he violated the protective order by sending threatening messages to a woman about her and her children, the Austin American-Statesman reported last week.