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When police arrived at an Elm Hill Pike apartment late Saturday night, they discovered Chenike Reid gathering her things from the ground, which were scattered outside of the apartment. She explained that her boyfriend, 30-year-old Tommy McDonald, had punched her in the forehead when she attempted to take a book that Tommy had bought for her as she was moving out. When she grabbed the book a second time, she says he grabbed her by her hair and then her throat until she had problems breathing. He then dragged her out of their apartment. Officers documented injuries to the victim’s forehead and throat. She was transported to the hospital, and Tommy was taken into custody.
Tommy McDonald was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on February 5th, charged with aggravated assault with strangulation. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $25,000.