Man accused of burglarizing church near TSU

David Chamberlain
Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was arrested Wednesday night after he allegedly burglarized a church near Tennessee State University.

Officers responded to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church on Jackson Ave. after multiple security alarms sounded and saw a man running from the back of the building.

Police reported David Chamberlain, 56, ran from officers and attempted to hide behind a fence on 38th Avenue North.

According to an affidavit, Chamberlain ignored commands to stop running. He continued to run from officers until he became exhausted and was captured.

Once Chamberlain was in custody, officers returned to the church and found a collection of items staged under a window.

Police recovered a small stereo, various food items and a serving platter. The pastor confirmed to officers these items were the church’s property.

Chamberlain was booked into the Metro jail and charged with felony burglary, criminal impersonation and resisting arrest. His bond was set $35,000.

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