Police: Man broke into padlocked Church Street business to have sex, steal liquor

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The man suspected of burglarizing a padlocked business on Church Street last month told investigators he did it “to have sexual intercourse and to steal the alcohol that was left inside the place,” a Metro police report states.

Leon Dupree, 47, was charged Wednesday morning with burglary in connection with the April 24 break-in at 1805 Ultra Lounge.

The business was raided and padlocked in February after being declared a “public nuisance” due to violence and drug use, investigators said.

According to an arrest affidavit, surveillance video from neighboring businesses helped to eventually identify Dupree as the suspect.

Metro police were able to interview Dupree on Monday at the court house where they said he admitted to burglarizing the business, though they did not say if anything was actually taken.

Dupree was already jailed in Metro at the time he was charged.

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