Gayland Thompson charged in brutal strangulation of girlfriend in Antioch

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28-year-old Gayland Thompson is charged with the aggravated assault/strangulation of his girlfriend, Ashleigh Dotson. She says Gayland became upset when he observed her get a ride to his apartment in a vehicle that he did not recognize. He demanded to search her phone, and she refused. Gayland then reportedly shoved her on top of a bed and sat on top of her while using his right hand to choke her until she couldn’t breathe for several seconds, demanding her phone the entire time. She eventually kicked him off the bed momentarily until he stood back up and punched her on the legs, chest, and arms, causing significant bruising and injuries. She sought treatment at the hospital; however, MNPD was unable to send any officers, causing her to return home to call to make a report, at which time a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Gayland Thompson (MNPD)
Gayland Thompson (MNPD)

Gayland Alexander Thompson of Brentridge Dr in Antioch, TN, was booked into the Metro Nashville Jail on October 4th, charged with aggravated assault with strangulation. A judicial commissioner set his bond at $15,000.


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  1. Chico Dusty

    Any more details on MNPD’s response – or lack there of until she returned home? Did they not have enough manpower to send anyone earlier or were they following standard procedure? I can’t believe that forcing a victim back into a potentially deadly position is green-lit in the rule book.

  2. Tommy

    This Nigga Was A CO At MCC In Harding Place

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