Court files show suspect in auto dealer's murder has violent past

Terry Hayes

Toledo Municipal Court records show that a man arrested and charged with murdering a Toledo auto dealer on Tuesday has an extensive criminal history, including arrests for several violent crimes.

Charges against Terry Hayes go back to 1986 and include previous arrests for assault, domestic violence, aggravated robbery, robbery and trafficking offenses.

Hayes is now facing a charge of Murder and a new Aggravated Robbery charge after he allegedly shot Ricky Layson.

Court documents state that Layson was shot twice in the chest, at R & D Auto Sales on Lewis Avenue, he later died from his injuries.

According to police, surveillance video captured Layson walking into the dealership around 11:30 a.m.

Once instead, the video allegedly shows Hayes confronting Layson, the two exchange words and Hayes backs away from Layson before firing two shots.

Authorities added, in court documents, that the video also shows Hayes fleeing the scene with a "soft-sided computer case".

After the crime, detectives released images from the surveillance camera.

Officials say those images helped tipsters identify Hayes as the man in the pictures.

Police noted, in court documents, that when Hayes was located he was "in possession of clothing and a vehicle that matched that seen in the security video".

Though seemingly disheveled in his mug shot, taken at the Lucas County Jail early Wednesday, court documents do list a home address for Hayes as 3137 Lagrange in Toledo.