Pratt

Metro Nashville police officers charged Labar S. Pratt, 43, with 13 counts that included nine felonies Sept. 17. PHOTO COURTESY OF MNPD

Metro Nashville police charged a suspect Sept. 17 they said was wanted on a slew of alleged burglaries and thefts in the Donelson area.

Police said they found Labar S. Pratt, 43, as he put gas in a vehicle in Nashville when he was charged. Pratt had nine outstanding arrest warrants and was caught on neighborhood surveillance cameras wielding an ax and hammer, then running into the woods in recent weeks.

Some Donelson residents formed a community watch group after the suspect broke into homes.

According to police, the warrants charged Pratt with four counts of felony vehicle burglary, one count of felony attempted vehicle theft, one count of felony vandalism, one count of misdemeanor criminal trespassing and one count of misdemeanor drug possession.

The vehicle burglary and attempted vehicle theft charges were from break-ins into vehicles on the night of Sept. 9 at 545 Marriot Drive.

A police helicopter flew over the woods looking for Pratt twice the week of Sept. 7 with no success, according to police officials. They caught up with him Sept. 17. Police said the suspect was spotted frequenting the areas of Elm Hill Pike, Atrium Way and Briley Parkway. Pratt remained in jail on $89,500 bond with 13 charges that included nine felonies.

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