A convicted felon linked to at least a dozen west Nashville business burglaries was arrested in Bellevue Friday night after a brief foot chase through a wooded area off Old Hickory Boulevard.
Police said they spotted Preston Rotier Perkerson Jr., 44, driving a 2006 Land Rover that had been reported stolen earlier in the day, but when officers attempted to stop the vehicle he accelerated and ran a red. He ditched the vehicle at the Madison at Ridgelake apartment and ran into the woods.
Perkerson emerged from the woods and entered a unit at Belle Forest Condominiums, where police said he had been staying. He was arrested with no further incident.
He faces 12 counts of burglary, theft of a vehicle and felony evading arrest. More charges against him are possible as detectives continue to investigate his activities.
During questioning, police said Perkerson admitted to burglarizing the following businesses:
Perkerson, who received a three-year sentence in 2004 for felony theft, is being held in the Metro Jail on $180,000 bond.