Alleged Serial Burglar Arrested After Struggle With Police

Posted at 6:40 AM, Jul 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-13 12:56:27-04

An alleged serial burglar in Nashville is facing several, new charges after allegedly struggling with police during his arrest.  

Centerius Bryant had already been convicted of several burglaries dating back as far as 2009, along with a long list of other charges.

According to an affidavit from Metro Nashville Police, officers were serving him six warrants when they arrested him Thursday. He was taken into custody in a Clare Avenue apartment after he refused to get out from hiding in a closet. 

He's facing charges for burglary and vandalism when a victim told police he was outside his home on 31st Avenue North and noticed some of his tools missing in May.

The victim said just 20 minutes later, he saw a man come back in his yard, so he confronted him.

A struggle broke out and the victim's phone was broken in the process. The burglar then took off.

In June, a church on Booker Street noticed a $10,000 Yamaha keyboard was missing. 

A few days later, a woman on Elizabeth Road told detectives she bought the keyboard from Bryant who reportedly said he'd found it. 

Police said during his arrest, Bryant kicked the glass of the patrol car's window, destroying it.
He’s now facing several charges for all of those incidents.