22-year-old Matthew Gagnon ended his vacation in custody Wednesday after he punched his father and continued coming at him until his father eventually punched him back in self-defense in a downtown Nashville hotel room.
Police found the juvenile victim with a bruised face, neck, and collar bone, and a broken front tooth. She disclosed her stepfather, 51-year-old Michael Ignatz, put her in a chokehold, pulled her into a bedroom, and repeatedly punched her in the face. The incident happened in September of 2020, and a warrant was issued for his arrest. He successfully avoided police until this week, when he was booked on the outstanding felony warrant.