At 4:10 a.m. Dec. 18 the Ferris Police Department received a call of a disturbance on Park Place Blvd. When officers arrived a 20-year-old female victim told them that an ex-boyfriend had come into the house while she was sleeping and assaulted her. He had left the location when officers arrived. At 6 a.m. the police department received call from a resident on Mulberry Street where the assault suspect was reported to be in the house where his current girlfriend lives. Officers responded and arrested the suspect. They handcuffed him and placed him in the back seat of a patrol car. While officers were interviewing the residents, the suspect was able to get out of the patrol car and flee. He was able to get the door open because a switch to disable the window was not activated. After a search with the assistance of Ellis County Sheriff’s Department, including their k-9, Dallas Police Department helicopter, Wilmer Police Department, Ennis Police Department and Ferris ISD Police Department the suspect was apprehended in a back yard on Magnolia Street, where a resident had seen him and called police. Thomas Jay Trenton, a 24-year-old white male of Ferris, is in custody and charged with burglary of a habitation with intent to commit assault, escape from custody while being held for a felony, and a parole violation warrant from a prior burglary conviction. The assault victim had superficial injuries and was treated at the scene but not taken to the hospital.