A Franklin man remains behind bars this afternoon after his arrest for soliciting assistance with assaulting Franklin Police Officers, and their family members.
Officers learned of the plan late Tuesday afternoon while investigating 23-year-old Christopher Judd for selling drugs. As part of the investigation, recordings were obtained of Judd discussing where several Franklin Police Officers live. In the recordings, Judd conspires to terrorize and intimidate specific Franklin Police Officers, and the families of officers who charged him in a recent drug case.
After being briefed on the discovery, Chief Deborah Faulkner ordered an immediate and thorough investigation. “Franklin is a community that stands behind their police officers,” said Chief Faulkner. “When someone plans violence against a police officer, they pose a real danger to all of us. I was appalled by what I heard in the recordings, and even more so that this offender was planning assaults on not only our officers, but their families. Threats against any member of our community is unacceptable. Conspiring to assault and intimidate the people sworn to protect the rest of us is egregious.”
A search warrant was executed at Judd’s home early this morning, where Judd was arrested. Several guns, scales, and other drug paraphernalia were discovered in the residence. Charged with Retaliation for Past Actions, a Class-E Felony, Judd is being held on the $50,000 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court 07/14/2016 at 1:00 pm. Additional charges are expected in this case.
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