Nashville – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has put a Smyrna man on the state’s Top 10 Most Wanted List who law enforcement believes is responsible for an attempted aggravated burglary that occurred last week in Williamson County.
He has a lengthy criminal history and is considered a predatory burglar due to the frequency and nature of his crimes.
Donald Powell, 38, of 3165 Morton Lane, and his accomplice, Alyssa Cartwright, 36, of 225 Morton Hollow in McMinnville, are wanted by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office on one count of attempted aggravated burglary.
On May 25, Powell and Cartwright allegedly attempted to gain entry into a College Grove residence where a mother and three small children were staying.
The victim told police the two were attempting to break into the front and back doors of the home when they were scared off. Powell has violated his probation on six counts of burglary and theft over $1,000, and Cartwright is wanted for violating her probation and was recently released from jail for a previous burglary offense.
Powell, who is a convicted felon, has a previous arrest history that dates back to 1994 and includes numerous arrests for burglary, theft, evading arrest, joy riding and probation violation throughout the Middle Tennessee.
Cartwright is also a convicted felon who has a criminal history that includes theft, burglary, vandalism, domestic assault, worthless checks and numerous drug charges.
Powell is described as a bald, white male with blue eyes. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds. He has a tattoo of a tear drop under his left eye and a tattoo on his right forearm that reads “God 1st.”
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Powell is urged to call the TBI at 1-800-TBI-FIND.
There is a $1,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.