Former Ute Tavion Thomas Jailed On Domestic Violence Charges

Apr 11, 2023, 3:40 PM | Updated: Apr 12, 2023, 2:20 pm

SALT LAKE CITY – Former Utah running back Tavion Thomas is currently in jail on felony domestic violence charges stemming from two separate alleged incidents, according to a probable cause statement.

Thomas is a hopeful for the 2023 NFL Draft later this month and just completed his Pro Day on March 27 after an invite to the NFL Combine.

According to the affidavit of probable cause obtained by KSL Sports Thomas faces three different charges: aggressive assault, unlawful detention, and interruption/interference of a communications device.

The aggressive assault charge is classified as a third-degree felony, while the other two charges are class B misdemeanors.

Thomas is currently being held in the Salt Lake County Jail without bail, according to the document.

What Allegedly Happened On April 5?

According to the affidavit of probable cause, an officer was called out to Thomas’ girlfriend’s residence in Salt Lake City on April 5, 2023, on a domestic disturbance with a weapon call.

Thomas’ girlfriend reported he had threatened her with a knife while in an argument. At one point in the argument the document states the victim reported Thomas telling her “you’ll be dead before the police find you”. The PC document also states Thomas took the victim’s phone and keys when she tried to leave.

The victim told police Thomas stayed the night with the knife next to him. The victim needed to leave for the airport the next day and once again asked for her phone and keys back, but Thomas wouldn’t concede unless he was the one to drive her, according to police.

The victim’s roommate eventually returned to the residence. After a bit more arguing, the victim left with the roommate and made the call to the police in their car, the document states.

Tavion Thomas’ History At Utah

Thomas’ history at Utah is a checkered one. For every step forward he seemed to take with the Utes, it felt like he would take three steps back. Ultimately, things came to a head in his senior year, and Thomas did not complete his final season making an announcement he was going to focus on getting ready for the NFL Draft on November 25.

Michelle Bodkin is the Utah Utes Insider for KSLsports.com and host of both the Crimson Corner Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and The Saturday Show (Saturday from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.) on The KSL Sports Zone. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram: @BodkinKSLsports

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Former Ute Tavion Thomas Jailed On Domestic Violence Charges