NY tourist Thomas Hayes slaps girlfriend in face in downtown Nashville

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38-year-old Thomas Hayes was jailed for domestic assault after police found him in his girlfriend’s face around the corner from Broadway. After 11 pm on July 29th, MNPD officers noticed Thomas in his girlfriend, Toby Vannostrand’s, face around the corner of 3rd Ave and Broadway. The police described them as face to face with Toby’s back against a vacant building and Thomas standing in an aggressive manner. Thomas and Toby were separated and told police that the two were dating. Two eyewitnesses said that they saw Thomas slap Toby across the face, and police noted there was a red mark on Toby’s left cheek.

Thomas Hayes Jr. (MNPD)
Thomas Hayes Jr. (MNPD)

Thomas Wesley Hayes Jr was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on July 30th, charged with domestic assault with bodily injury. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $1,000.

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