Man sought for questioning in Donelson burglary investigation

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police are searching for a man wanted for questioning following a series of Donelson burglaries involving a man showing up to homes with an ax.

Police say officers and a helicopter were actively searching for 43-year-old Labar Pratt in the area of Elm Hill Pike and Briley Parkway Wednesday evening. They say Pratt is facing outstanding felony vandalism and criminal trespassing charges.

Surveillance video from several neighbors in the area shows a man, holding either a hammer or an ax, breaking into homes both at night and during the day.

Metro police detectives say they’re pursuing leads on around a dozen reports filed, so far, in Donelson and Hermitage.

 Peter De La Cruz tells News 2 the man has shown up to his property four times in the last three weeks. Neighbors say whenever they try to confront the man he runs into the woods.

“I came out the front as he waited and waited and as I came out the front door with a pistol, he was at the end of the driveway when I chased him,” De La Cruz said. “This guy he has no fear of any individual and now as he’s carrying and ax and other weapons like that, people should not go up to him.”

Police ask anyone who has been a target of this man file a police report and ask officers to “CC” Hermitage investigations on the report. If you see the man, you’re asked to call police at (615) 862-8600

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and for updates.

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