NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police arrested a convicted car burglar Friday afternoon in the parking lot of the West Nashville greenway off White Bridge Road.
According to a press release, Alex Mitsky crashed a stolen SUV he was driving and ran into a wooded area.
Police say he was captured a K-9 named Zeke while hiding in some bushes. Mitsky is now being treated at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for a bite to his arm.
It all began when an officer aware of car burglaries in the area was driving through the parking and saw broken glass outside a car.
Mitsky was allegedly rummaging through the car when the officer ordered him to stop. That’s when authorities say the 32-year-old fled in a Honda Pilot stolen from a home on Blair Boulevard on May 17.
Metro-Nashville police said Mitsky tried to drive the Honda between two bridge pillars but collided with one of them, disabling the car.
He then ran into the woods where he captured by the police dog.
A press release states Mitsky was convicted of auto burglary and credit card fraud in December 2014 and received two consecutive four year sentences.
He was arrested in January of this year on charges of auto burglary and fraudulently using the victim’s credit card. He wound up pleading guilty to two counts of misdemeanor theft in General Sessions Court on May 4 and received two probated 11-month, 29 day sentences.
By May 12, Mitsky was alleged to have violated the terms of his probation. The court issued two violation warrants which were still active at the time of his arrest this afternoon.