NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A convicted burglar suspected of several other crimes was arrested in East Nashville Thursday afternoon.

Robert William Dowell, 34, was taken into custody near South 6th Street and Summer Place after he was spotted in the James Cayce Neighborhood. Authorities said he attempted to flee the scene and continuously rammed a patrol car.

Robert Dowell mugshot
Robert Dowell mugshot (Courtesy: MNPD)

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MNPD said while Dowell was taken into custody, they found a plastic bag in his front right pocket with a substance that tested positive for a cocaine base. He was also reportedly found to be in possession of a pipe that authorities said is utilized in smoking crack.

The man was arrested on seven outstanding burglary warrants.

The charges are related to the following burglaries:

  • Tiedt’s Automotive on May 26 (Gallatin Pike North)
  • Rivergate Supermercado on May 29 (Gallatin Pike North)
  • Midas on June 8 (Rivergate Parkway)
  • Meineke on June 8 (Gallatin Pike North)

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In total, Dowell is faced with 13 different charges in Davidson County, including seven counts of felony burglary and two counts of assault on an officer.

Additionally, he is facing charges in connection with three Sumner County burglaries.