Drunk driving to blame for two weekend, I-65 crashes in Franklin

Bobby Boshears Age: 27 Jacksboro, TN

Bobby Boshears
Age: 27
Jacksboro, TN

Drunk driving is to blame for two weekend crashes on I-65 in Franklin. Bobby Boshears, 27, of Jacksboro, was arrested for DUI after wedging his convertible under a semi-trailer at 7pm Sunday night. The crash occurred on I-65 N near Peytonsville Road. The semi driver told officers that he pulled over after feeling his truck lurch forward, and was shocked to find a vehicle wedged under his truck. Amazingly, no one was injured. Boshears remains jailed on a $7,500 bond.

Zachary Davis Age: 30 Culleoka, TN

Zachary Davis
Age: 30
Culleoka, TN

Zachary Davis, 30, of Culleoka, is free on bond after his arrest Friday night following a DUI crash on I-65 S near Peytonsville Road. Officers responded to the crash on 09/23/2016 at 11:15 pm. Davis was ultimately arrested for DUI after colliding with another vehicle when he approached an unanticipated traffic backup. Davis, charged with DUI, Violation of the Implied Consent Law, and Following Too Closely, is free on the $2,500 bond set by the Magistrate. Boshears and Davis are both due in court 10/06/2016 at 1:00 pm.



Credit card company fraud alert, quick-thinking victim led to weekend fraud arrest

Chloe Cartwright Age: 26 Atlanta, GA

Chloe Cartwright
Age: 26
Atlanta, GA

An Atlanta woman was arrested over the weekend after a credit card fraud alert and quick-thinking victim led police to her Cool Springs hotel room. Franklin Police responded to the Embassy Suites Saturday morning after an Alabama woman’s credit card company detected fraudulent activity on her account. The victim, who was still in possession of her card, was surprised to learn that an apparent cloned card was being used to pay for a hotel room in Tennessee.

Officers found 26-year-old Chloe Cartwright of Atlanta in that hotel room, along with several store gift cards, pre-paid credit cards, receipts, and nearly $1,500 in cash. Cartwright is formerly from the middle Tennessee area. Charged with Identity Theft and Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card, Cartwright is free on the $12,500 bond set by the Magistrate. She is due in court on October 6. An investigation is underway that could result in additional charges. Had it not been for the credit card company fraud alert and quick-acting victim, Saturday’s arrest would not have been possible.

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Crime Stoppers tip solves violent Franklin robbery

williamson Square 12-30-15 #2A Crime Stoppers tip has led to the identification of Mark Alexander Smith as the suspect in a violent Franklin bank robbery. At 9:09 a.m. on December 30, 2015, Smith entered the SunTrust Bank at 1109 Murfreesboro Road wearing a mask and holding a gun. Once inside, he immediately approached the teller counter demanding money.

Mark Alexander Smith Age: 37 Birmingham, AL

Mark Alexander Smith
Age: 37
Birmingham, AL

A federal grand jury indicted Smith yesterday, charging him with Bank Robbery. Franklin Police and the FBI investigated the case, which will be prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office in Nashville. Smith is currently in custody in Birmingham after committing a pharmacy robbery. An arrest in the Franklin case would have been unlikely without an anonymous tip to Williamson County Crime Stoppers.

Williamson County Crime Stoppers is a non-profit organization that pays cash to tipsters who anonymously provide information that leads to an arrest in cases like this. The cash for tip payouts are possible only through giving by generous donors.

Anonymous tipsters are eligible for a cash reward of up to $1,000 by calling (615) 794-4000. Learn more about making a tax-deductible donation to Williamson County Crime Stoppers.

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Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival brings temporary changes to traffic patterns September 24-25

parking-mapThe Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival is scheduled for September 24-25 at the Park at Harlinsdale Farm. The family-friendly event will have a diverse mix of music; food and merchant vendors; and a children’s entertainment stage and play area.

Festival organizers have worked with the City’s Police Department and Traffic Engineers to create the best traffic flow possible, while leaving residential and business access open.

During both days of the festival:

  • Southbound traffic only will be permitted from Harpeth Industrial Court to First Avenue;
  • The northbound lane will be reserved for pedestrians, bicycles, and festival shuttle service;
  • Two-way traffic flow will remain from Harpeth Industrial Court to Mack Hatcher;
  • The roadway will open to regular travel patterns Sunday night at approximately 10 p.m.

Franklin Police Officers will direct traffic along Franklin Road and will assist residents who need to exit or enter their driveways or affected streets. The festival will run from 10 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on both days and is anticipated to attract up to 12,000 residents and visitors per day. For information on the festival, visit PilgrimageFestival.com


Franklin Police to graduate two newest canines, Friday

dog-driving-police-carAt 2pm Friday, September 23, the Franklin Police Department will celebrate two graduating canines at Police Headquarters: Jenks, assigned to Officer Brett Spivy, and Duke, assigned to Officer Kenneth Gibbs.

The four-legged officers have undergone an intensive, 28-week training program to prepare them for lives as canine crime-fighters. Jenks and Duke, two-year-old German Shepherds, both hail from Europe. Jenks was named in honor of Trooper Calvin Jenks, murdered while protecting Tennesseans in 2007.

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Repeat DUI offenders arrested in Franklin

Michael Baugh  Age: 31  Nolensville, TN

Michael Baugh
Age: 31
Nolensville, TN

Two repeat DUI offenders were arrested over the weekend in Franklin. At 11:30 Friday night, officers were summoned to the Wendy’s on Murfreesboro Road after a citizen reported a possible drunk driver in the parking lot. Arriving officers found 31-year-old Michael Baugh, of Nolensville, behind the wheel and impaired. Baugh had parked his truck with two of its wheels up on the curb in the parking lot. He began driving away when officers approached. Baugh was extremely belligerent with arresting officers, threatening to bite one of them. Baugh, charged with DUI – Second Offense, and Violation of the Implied Consent law, is free on the $3,500 bond set by the Magistrate.

Brianna Brock Age: 33 Franklin, TN

Brianna Brock
Age: 33
Franklin, TN

Brianna Brock, 33, of Franklin, was arrested Sunday night after officers observed her driving erratically at 7:30pm on Mallory Lane near Centennial High School. Brock nearly caused a head-on collision with another vehicle after turning onto Liberty Pike. After stopping Brock, officers determined she was impaired. While inspecting Brock’s vehicle, officers noticed that the front bumper was missing. It was determined that prior to encountering officers, Brock ran over a sign and drove through landscaping at a nearby CVS. Charged with DUI – Second Offense, Brock is free on the $4,000 bond set by the Magistrate. Both Baugh and Brock are due in court 09/29/2016 at 1pm.

Drive Drunk, Get Nailed.
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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of two felons: (615) 794-4000


Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a reward for information leading to the identification of these suspects, wanted for using a stolen credit card on September 12 to purchase more than $1,000 in merchandise and gift cards from the Cool Springs Target. The card used was stolen from a car in the YMCA parking lot, on South Royal Oaks Boulevard, shortly before being used at Target.

Information in this case is worth up to $1,000
by calling Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000