A Franklin Police Officer investigating a theft was nearly struck last night by a fleeing suspect’s vehicle. It happened at 9:00 pm Tuesday at the CoolSprings Galleria. Officers approached the suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Tanesha Shannon, who disobeyed officers’ commands to exit her car. While fleeing at a high rate of speed, Shannon swerved directly toward a Franklin Police Officer, on foot, who was ordering her to stop. Shannon also evaded Brentwood Police who attempted to stop her a short time later on I-65.
Officers identified Shannon as the suspect after finding the vehicle she was driving parked on University Court in Nashville. Franklin Police arrested Shannon at her 12th Avenue residence a short time later.
Shannon, charged with Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer, Felony Evading, and Driving without a License, is back on the street after posting a $20,500 bond. She is due in court 01/17/2016 at 1:00pm.
Additional charges in this case are expected.