Police capture south Nashville serial burglary suspect

Devontia Davis (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A suspected serial burglar accused of breaking into multiple south Nashville businesses was arrested early Friday morning.

Metro police reported Devontia Davis, 48, admitted to detectives he had broken into six or seven businesses over the last two months.

Davis was taken into custody Friday on an outstanding probation violation by an officer who recognized he matched  the description of a burglary suspect.

During an interview, Davis reportedly told detectives he had just broken into VH Place on Lafayette Street and Nashville Quality Granite on Trimble Street on Sept. 29 and Oct. 1.

He allegedly admitted he began breaking into various businesses at the beginning of August but could not remember any details.

Davis was booked into the Metro jail and charged with burglary, vandalism, theft and possession of burglary tools. Additional charges are pending. His bond was set at $27,500.

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