Police apprehend man wanted in deadly South Nashville stabbing

Burchett was apprehended in Overton County, according to MNPD.
Police believe Gary Burchett is traveling in a white Ford truck.
Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 3:52 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 18, 2023 at 8:40 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - A man was killed at a condominium complex in south Nashville following a reported domestic situation and now police have a suspect in custody, according to reports by the Metro Nashville Police Department.

According to the arrest report, the body of 51-year-old Thomas Mitchell was found lying near the open door of a unit at Caldwell Condominiums at 550 Harding Place on Thursday night. A woman told officers she had been arguing with Mitchell, who threatened to hurt her dogs.

The woman told officers she began texting her estranged husband, 50-year-old Gary Burchett, to retrieve her dogs for safekeeping.

That’s when the woman said Burchett threatened to hurt the victim and ‘end the victim’s life’ for abusing her and her animals, according to a police report.

The woman said she begged him not to come to the condominium but Burchett arrived anyways and began arguing with Mitchell.

According to a report, the woman started loading belongings into her car. Moments later, she said Burchett started washing his hands off with a bottle of water and then left the scene.

Officers found the woman at a nearby gas station, where Burchett arranged to meet her but never arrived, the report states.

Burchett was apprehended Saturday morning in Overton County, and MNPD said he will be returned to Nashville soon.