Serial burglary suspect apprehended after pursuit, crash
Keith Churchill, 31, faces charges of felony theft, felony evading arrest and resisting arrest.
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -
More than $25,000 worth of stolen weapons, jewelry and antiques were recovered when a burglary suspect was apprehended after crashing during a two-county pursuit last Friday, Rutherford County Sheriff's detectives said.
Keith Churchill, 31, was charged with two counts of felony theft, felony evading arrest and resisting arrest. He was also charged with an unrelated domestic aggravated assault charge.
Detectives said more charges are pending in both Rutherford and Wilson counties.
Detectives said items in Churchill's vehicle linked him to one burglary in Rutherford County and another in Wilson County.
A search of his residence additionally revealed items which included electronics, jewelry, antiques, guns and knives.
In total, authorities identified property stolen in 13 burglaries although the total number of burglaries Churchill is responsible for could be as many as 30.
"We were able to connect him to 13 at this time," Rutherford County Sheriff's Detective Jim Tramel said. "Some were linked to June of this year. We can't predict how long it's been going on."
Churchill's vehicle was spotted around Noon last Friday. He declined to pull over and a pursuit began. The chase ended when Churchill crashed on Couchville Pike and Weakley Lane.