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Deane on the run? Former Canterbury teacher cut off ankle monitor, a no-show for court

Judge issued a bench warrant for his arrest
THOMAS DEANE
Posted at 12:21 PM, Mar 10, 2024

Update:
The Fox 4 crew in court for Thomas Deane's plea hearing Monday morning, says the former Canterbury School teacher did not show up.

The state attorney's office says he cut off his ankle monitor and was last seen in Miami. His attorney told the court he spoke with Deane on Friday and did not know he was going to cut off his monitor.

“It’s 9:05. He absolutely knew of this court date and time when he was last before the court," said Judge Margaret O. Steinbeck during Monday's hearing.

The judge issued a bench warrant for Deane's arrest and said he will not be given bond once he is taken into custody.

Original story

The former Canterbury School teacher charged with 42 crimes will be in court on Monday.

The judge in Thomas Deane's case set a 9:00 AM deadline for his attorney and the state attorney's office to reach a plea deal. If they can't agree, the case will go to trial.

Deane was arrested and charged with having lewd contact with a minor over social media in 2022.

After his arrest, detectives say they discovered child pornography on four of his laptops, his phone, and a hard drive.

Deane has pleaded not guilty to the charges.