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Metro Police Credit Alert Residents For Helping Catch Convicted Felons

Metro Police Credit Alert Residents For Helping Catch Convicted Felons

CREATED Mar 24, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Metro police are crediting citizen tips for helping capture two convicted felons Monday morning.  

Jonathan Corke and Darius Cox are suspects in three home break-ins. One on Applejack Court in South Nashville and two others in West Nashville.  

Around noon Monday a person reported seeing an old Chevrolet Malibu driving in the Appleseed Court cul-de-sac. The car originally had two people inside but returned with only one. At about the same time, a second citizen called to report a suspicious man walking onto a neighbor's back porch on Applejack Court. Officers responded and discovered that the back door of the home had been forced open and items from the home were placed by the back door. 

Officers were able to take Corke into custody after a brief chase. Cox, who was driving the Malibu, was also taken into custody.   

Items taken from the West Nashville burglaries were found inside the car.  

Cox had been free on $21,000 bond for a drug arrest and felony weapon possession charge last month. Corke was also out on bond prior to  Monday's arrest. He was free on $10,000 bond for an alleged burglary last October.   Both men have lengthy criminal histories.