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Man Arrested for the 2019 Fentanyl Overdose Death of his 9-Month-Old Son

1/21/2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force today arrested Phuoc “Tommy” Nguyen, 36, on a grand jury indictment charging him with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse for the October 2019 fentanyl overdose death of his 9-month-old son, Kayden Goldthreate.

The investigation, led by Detective Steve Carrick, shows that Nguyen was a heroin user and that the child ingested heroin/fentanyl while in his custody at a residence on Willow Branch Drive. Doctors at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital also found Kayden to be suffering from head injuries. An autopsy determined Kayden’s cause of death to be acute fentanyl toxicity.

The Davidson County Grand Jury indicted Nguyen last November. He was arrested today at his family’s residence on Hillside Avenue. A Criminal Court judge set Nguyen’s bond at $250,000.

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Phuoc “Tommy” Nguyen, 36