Thomas Dwyer punches cop in face multiple times in downtown Nashville during struggle

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At 2 a.m. Friday, Metro Nashville Police responded to an officer needing assistance call on Broadway in downtown Nashville. Officer Brenton Adcox says he came upon 38-year-old Thomas Dwyer, who was assaulting another man. As he commanded Dwyer to stop, Dwyer turned on the officer and began to punch him in the face and head multiple times before Officer Adcox could get him restrained. Dwyer stated he had “a few drinks” but felt he wasn’t drunk, and he claimed the man he was fighting had stolen his hat.

Thomas Alexander Dwyer (MNPD)
Thomas Alexander Dwyer (MNPD)

Thomas Alexander Dwyer of Broadway in Nashville, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on September 30th, charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, public intoxication, and assault on a first responder. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $3,200, and the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office gave him pre-trial release from their facility.

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