According to Metro Davidson County Police, a former Smithville man was arrested along with two other people this morning (Friday) after he allegedly broke into a Donelson BP station and took the cash from the register.
Jason Pack, 35, is suspected of smashing his way through the front door of the station on McGavock Pike around 1 a.m. and stealing a bag of money. Police said that responding officers found that the front door of the business had been destroyed, and money was lying at the entrance. Blood was also found behind the counter after the burglar apparently cut himself on the shattered glass.
Surveillance video allegedly revealed a white, bald man breaking through the front door and entering the building. He then reportedly took cash from the register and fled to a waiting car. Police reportedly used the surveillance video to identify the suspects’ clothing and vehicle.
Approximately two hours later, Metro police spotted a car that matched the description on Lebanon Road near Briley Parkway. Pack was found to be an occupant of the car, along with two employees of the gas station and a bag of cash. Investigators said a bloody t-shirt was found on the floorboard, and that Pack had a large amount of cash in one-and-five dollar bills in his pocket.
Authorities believe the employees may have left the bag for Pack to place the money in. The other two occupants of the vehicle have been taken into custody for questioning. Pack was arrested, and was allegedly too intoxicated to be interviewed. He was charged with burglary, theft over $500, possession of controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.