Citizen Tip IDs Suspect Wanted in ‘Upskirt’ Case; Man charged in three additional cases

Hamilton Scott Elrod Date of Birth: 03/13/1983 915 Sawyer Drive Murfreesboro, TN 37129

Hamilton Scott Elrod
Date of Birth: 03/13/1983
915 Sawyer Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129

On September 18, Franklin Police released this video, asking for the public’s help with identifying a suspect wanted for taking a picture up a woman’s dress at Kroger, located at 2020 Mallory Lane. Thanks to Crime Stoppers, the news media, and the public – that man has been identified as Hamilton Scott Elrod.

Once identified by Crime Stoppers tipsters, detectives determined that Elrod was a suspect in three additional cases, spanning a time period of seven months, where Elrod committed similar offenses at the Franklin Whole Foods, and two at the multi-tenant office building in which he worked. Detectives arrested him at work, in that building, this afternoon, at 5000 Meridian Boulevard.

Elrod is charged with four counts of Unlawful Photography. A Magistrate set his bond at $4,000; Elrod posted that bond and was released a short time ago. He is due in court 10/15/2015 at 1:00 pm.

Grand Jury Indicts Woman in Sex Case Involving Juvenile

Ariel C. Stevenson Date of Birth: 05/22/1990 16107 Crown Brooke Circle Franklin, TN 37067

Ariel C. Stevenson
Date of Birth: 05/22/1990
16107 Crown Brooke Circle
Franklin, TN 37067

On 05/18/2015, the details of an inappropriate sexual relationship between a 17-year-old male and Ariel Stevenson, an adult female, were reported to Franklin Police. The facts of the case, learned through a comprehensive criminal investigation, were presented to a Williamson County Grand Jury on 09/14/2015. That Grand Jury indicted Ariel Stevenson, 25, of Franklin, with Sexual Exploitation of a Minor and Statutory Rape.

Stevenson surrendered to authorities on 09/25/2015. On that same day, she posted a $20,000 bond and was released. Stevenson is the wife of the youth minister at a Franklin Church, where she met the victim. She is due in court 10/15/2015 at 9:00am.

Franklin detectives are asking anyone with information regarding this, or other incidents with Stevenson to contact FPD’s Criminal Investigation Division, (615) 794-2513.

Man Held After Attacking, Holding Girlfriend

James S. Haddix Date of Birth: 11/28/1990 3924 Hillshire Drive Antioch, TN 37013

James S. Haddix
Date of Birth: 11/28/1990
3924 Hillshire Drive
Antioch, TN 37013

A Nashville man remains jailed today, after his arrest Saturday for False Imprisonment and Aggravated Assault.

On 09/26/2015 at 11:30 am, an officer on patrol was flagged down in the downtown area by a woman, on foot, reporting that she had been assaulted. The victim reported being repeatedly slapped in the face by her visiting boyfriend, who picked her up by the neck and began choking her when she tried to flee from her apartment.

Later that same day, detectives arrested James Haddix, 24, or Antioch. Haddix, charged with Aggravated Assault, False Imprisonment, and Prevention of a Victim’s Call to 911, remains jailed on a $45,000 bond. He is due in court 10/08/2015 at 1:00pm.

For help with domestic violence, click or call: (615) 599-5777.

Second Suspect Arrested in Violent Armed Robbery

David Lamont Marsh Date of Birth: 09/18/1997 3318 West Hamilton Avenue Nashville, TN 37218

David Lamont Marsh
Date of Birth: 09/18/1997
3318 West Hamilton Avenue
Nashville, TN 37218

David Marsh, 18, was taken into custody last night by Metro Police. He is currently being held, without bond, at the Williamson County Criminal Justice Center.

Marsh has been on the run since his involvement in the September 7 armed robbery of a Franklin Mapco, where a clerk was beaten by the suspects. The suspects fired shots at the clerk on their way out of the gas station.

Marsh is the second suspect charged in this case.


FPD Sergeant Graduates from Police Management Program; Department committed to team development


Sergeant David Mullins

Franklin, TN – Today, Sergeant David Mullins graduated from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, an intensive 10-week police management program. Leadership principles, human resource components, specialty programs administration, as well as planning and analysis considerations were at the center of the program.

“Education and professional development are very important,” said Chief Deborah Faulkner. “The Department’s leadership team has a huge responsibility, and opportunities like this, to learn, grow, and network, are essential.

Sergeant Mullins is a Patrol Supervisor, assigned to the Department’s Field Operations Division.

Franklin Police Charge Oregon Woman, Local Man in Cool Springs Prostitution Case

Kimberly Whitlock Date of Birth: 03/06/1986 13835 SE Stark Street Portland, OR

Kimberly Whitlock
Date of Birth: 03/06/1986
13835 SE Stark Street
Portland, OR

Acting on a tip about possible prostitution activity at a Franklin hotel, Franklin Vice Detectives and Flex Officers initiated surveillance at the Extended Stay, 680 Bakers Bridge Avenue. It did not take long for undercover officers to observe traffic in and out of the hotel consistent with prostitution.

Kimberly Whitlock, 29, of Portland, OR, was taken into custody and charged with Prostitution, Promoting Prostitution, Marijuana Possession, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. A substantial amount of cash was seized from her room. Whitlock is being held in the Williamson County Jail on a $36,000 bond; she is due in court 10/08/2015 at 1:00pm.

Tennessee law requires police to issue a misdemeanor citation (ticket), in lieu of a custodial arrest, to certain offenders. Officers cited the man listed below for Patronizing Prostitution, and released him, in accordance with that law.



David M. Reed
Date of Birth: 03/06/1982
704 Countrywood Drive
Franklin, TN 37064

Court Date: 10/08/2015 at 1pm


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FPD K9 Jager shows off his bullet & stab protective vest

The Franklin Police Department’s K9s Thor and K9 Jager have received ballistic vests thanks, in part, to a nonprofit organization, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  The vests will be embroidered with the sentiment “This vest provided in memory of K-9 Aron”.

9-24-2015 2-38-40 PMVested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. Each vest costs $1050.00 and has a 5-year warranty. The nonprofit was established in 2009 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four legged K9 Officers. Through private and corporate sponsorships, Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. provided over 1468 law enforcement dogs in 49 states with protective vests since 2009 at a cost of over $1.3 million dollars.

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. announces their signature tank top is now available online for a $20.00 donation at Proceeds will provide bullet and stab protective vests, for police dogs actively working without the potentially lifesaving equipment.

The organization orders the U.S. made vests exclusively from distributor Regency Police Supply in Hyannis, MA who also does the custom embroidery on the body armor. Vests are manufactured by Armor Express in Central Lake, MI.

New K9 graduates as well as K9’s with expired vests are eligible to participate. The program is open to law enforcement dogs who are US employed, certified and at least 19 months of age.

For more information or to learn about volunteer opportunities, please call 508-824-6978. Tax deductible donations accepted via mail to: Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. P.O. Box 9 East Taunton, MA 02718 or the website:

Got Drugs? Get them out of your home, & into safe hands; Prescription take-back event, Saturday

9-21-2015 3-52-38 PM

On Saturday, Franklin Police and the DEA will host an event to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft. This free event is an opportunity for residents to rid their homes of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medicine.

The service is free and anonymous – no questions asked. Franklin Police Officers will be on hand to assist participants at this drive-up and drop-off event in the parking lot of Franklin Police Headquarters.

Saturday, September 26, 2015 | 9am-1pm
Dispose of your pills or patches
at Franklin Police HQ
900 Columbia Avenue

Liquids, needles, and sharps will not be accepted

Franklin Police Department
Professional, Progressive, Responsive
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Man Wanted for Unlawful Photography Following ‘Upskirt’ Incident at a Cool Springs Grocery

Franklin Detectives want to identify this suspect, wanted for taking pictures up a woman’s dress while she shopped. It happened at about noon, at a Cool Springs grocery store on Wednesday. The victim said that the suspect, pictured in this video, got uncomfortably close to her, got down on one knee, put his cell phone under her dress, and blatantly snapped the photo. Now, he is wanted for Unlawful Photography.

If you know who this suspect is, call Franklin Police. Information on his identity is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.

Suspect Still

Grand Jury Indicts Two in February I-65 Double Fatality

The facts of the 2/16/2015 case, resulting in the tragic death of Kristi Clark and Carter Oakley, were presented to a Williamson County Grand Jury at the conclusion of a comprehensive investigation. That Grand Jury indicted Gary S. Carney, 63, of Memphis, IN, and Jack W. Norwood 49 of Huntsville, AL, with Reckless Endangerment with a Deadly Weapon and Failure to Exercise Due Care Resulting in the Death of Another. Carney, a semi-truck driver, and Norwood, the driver of the original overturned SUV, both surrendered to Williamson County authorities after learning of the charges. Carney is free on a $25,000 bond. Norwood remains in custody, at the Williamson County Jail, on a $25,000 bond.

Information regarding upcoming court dates for either suspect is available through the Williamson County Clerk of the Circuit Court.