Felony drug suspect free on bond following weekend arrest

Dej-Avery Williams Age: 20 Franklin, Tennessee

Dej-Avery Williams
Age: 20
Franklin, Tennessee

Officers investigating a traffic violation Saturday night seized 94 grams of marijuana, nearly $2,000 in cash, and a digital scale after the driver failed to stop at a stop sign. The driver, Dej-Avery Williams, was ultimately arrested after Officers witnessed the moving violation at Chestnut and Maple.

Williams, charged with Possession of a Schedule 6 Drug for Resale, Resisting Arrest, Failure to Maintain a Lane of Travel, and Disobeying a Traffic Control Device is free on the $7,500 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court 11/10/2016 at 1:00 pm.

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Man arrested for DUI after causing 3-car crash, fire

Christopher H. Moran Age: 36 Antioch, Tennessee

Christopher H. Moran
Age: 36
Antioch, Tennessee

An Antioch man is free on bond after a DUI crash, Saturday. At 10:15 Saturday night, officers responded to a three-car collision at Mack Hatcher Memorial Parkway and Franklin Road. Arriving officers found one of the vehicles on fire. Officers determined that 36-year-old Christopher Moran slammed into a vehicle stopped at a red light, pushing that vehicle into a third.

Officers determined that Moran was under the influence and arrested him for DUI, Violation of the Implied Consent Law, and Failure to Exercise Due Care. Moran is free on the $3,000 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court 11/10/2016 at 1:00 pm. Thankfully, no one was injured during the crash.

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Reckless driver remains jailed after 94 MPH downtown speed and crash

Jessie M. Haddox Age: 27 Franklin, Tennessee

Jessie M. Haddox
Age: 27
Franklin, Tennessee

A reckless driver remains jailed after Franklin Police clocked him traveling 94 MPH in a 30 MPH zone, at 9:40 Saturday night, on Murfreesboro Road and Blue Grass Drive – near Franklin’s Pinkerton Park. Just moments later, the driver drove onto a downtown sidewalk, over a crosswalk signal, and crashed through a fence at 3rd Avenue and South Margin Street. The dangerous driver refused to stop, evading officers.

Using his license plate information, officers later arrested the driver, 27-year-old Jessie Haddox, at his home on Hardison Drive. Haddox, charged with Speeding, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Failure to Report an Accident, Driving Without Insurance, and Felony Evading remains jailed on the $4,500 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court 11/10/2016 at 1:00 pm.

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Police to Close Historic Downtown Neighborhood Streets on Halloween; Candy & glow necklaces for children at downtown command post

PumpkinFranklin, TN – Residents in downtown Franklin’s Hincheyville neighborhood are expecting another big turnout this Halloween. Franklin Police will close West Main Street and Fair Street to vehicle traffic between 7th and 11th Avenues from 5pm-9pm for trick-or-treaters Monday, October 31.

The Franklin Police and Fire Departments will have a command post at West Main St. & 7th Ave, and will be handing out candy and glow necklaces to children to make them safer by increasing their visibility.

Trick-or-treat days and times in Franklin
are set by individual neighborhoods and homeowner associations.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children are four times more likely to be in a fatal pedestrian accident on Halloween than any other night of the year. There are several reasons why children are more likely to be hurt in pedestrian accidents, including:

  • They often choose to take the shortest route, which may mean darting out between parked cars rather than take the safer route of crossing at corners.
  • They are not good at evaluating potential traffic threats.
  • They are more likely to ignore their peripheral vision, and are generally less attentive of their surroundings.
  • They have a tendency to take more risks.
  • They cannot cross the street as rapidly as adults.
  • They may be distracted by other children’s costumes and actions, and home decorations.

Police encourage parents to trick-or-treat with their kids, and be sure to tell them that some people driving cars may not slow down for them.

Motorists are urged to slow down and use extra caution Monday night, as Franklin streets will be filled with excited children.

2016 Halloween Street Closures

Information on registered sex offenders living in proximity to specific geographic locations can be found at
this interactive map by the TBI.

Registered sex offenders being supervised by the Tennessee Department of Corrections must remain in their homes between 6pm and 6am, may not have their porch lights on, are forbidden to decorate their home, dress in costume, open their door for trick-or-treaters, or attend fall festivals or parties.
Click here
for a complete list of the restrictions.

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@FranklinTNPD
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Monday morning auto burglars identified; Police recover two stolen handguns hidden in bushes

The suspects captured after fleeing from officers at the Southwinds Apartment Complex at 6:45 this morning have been identified as Carlos Alcazar of Madison (a convicted felon on probation), Michael Cotton, and Jeavaunie Francis – both of Nashville. The suspects fled from arriving officers after a witness called to report three men in the parking lot who were checking car door handles for unlocked cars.

Detectives believe the three are responsible for multiple vehicle burglaries at, at least, three apartment complexes. The suspects targeted only unlocked cars and stole anything of value from inside, including handguns, electronics, and sunglasses. Officers recovered two stolen guns that the suspects had hidden in bushes at the apartment complex. Franklin Police urge residents to lock their car doors, especially when guns are present.

All three suspects were charged with Motor Vehicle Burglary, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Evading Arrest. Each is being held on the $15,000 bonds set by the Magistrate. They are due in court 11/03/2016 at 1:00 pm.

Three early morning auto burglary suspects captured; Police asking victims to call, report

101799-city-of-franklin-police-department_3x3logo-02Franklin Police have captured three auto burglary suspects who fled from arriving officers at 6:45 this morning, after an alert Southwinds Apartments resident called to report the men checking car door handles in the parking lot.

Officers found several vehicles that the men are suspected of burglarizing, but believe there could be more. No forced entry or broken windows were found, as the suspects apparently targeted only unlocked vehicles. Franklin Police are asking anyone who finds that their vehicle was burglarized during the overnight hours to report it by calling (615) 794-2513.

Additional information regarding this case and the arrests made will be released later this afternoon.

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FPD program takes aim on teen driver safety; Register today for our November 5 offering

Teen Driver w Banner
In 2015, 37% of Williamson County crashes involved a licensed driver between 15 and 24 years old. Because vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S., Franklin Police and local businesses have teamed up to offer teens a unique perspective of life behind the wheel.

Bringing Awareness Through Training and Life Experiences (B.A.T.T.L.E.) is a 6.5-hour program that teaches teen drivers safe behind-the-wheel behaviors through an interactive, hands-on experience with officers. BATTLE combines the rules of the road with the dangers of distracted and impaired driving, occupant protection, and dangerous driving behaviors. The class is free and open to Williamson County teens with parental permission, and a valid Tennessee driver’s license or learner’s permit.

To apply, complete this online application or visit FranklinTN.gov/TeenSafeDriving. A member of the FPD Traffic Unit will contact applicants to confirm their acceptance into our November 5, 2016 offering. The class runs from 8:30am-3pm; seating is limited, and registration is required.

BATTLE does not replace, and cannot be substituted for, traditional driver’s education training, and is made possible by Hyundai of Cool Springs, Nissan of Cool Springs, Infiniti of Cool Springs, Jet’s Pizza, and the Franklin Police Department.

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Free Senior Fraud Protection Seminar, Wednesday at Franklin Police Headquarters

Franklin Police and the Fraud Watch Network invite area senior citizens to Police Headquarters, Wednesday, for tips on safeguarding against scammers.

fraud-watchWho:
Franklin Police;
Fraud Watch Network;
State of TN;
AARP Consumer Affairs

What:
Presentation, panel discussion, Q&A

How to protect yourself from:
Identity Theft;
Investment Fraud;
Tech Support Scams;
Charity Fraud;
The Grandparent Scam;
Foreign Lottery Scams

Industry experts will tell you how to protect your social security number, bank accounts, PINs & passwords, and much more.

Where:
Franklin Police Headquarters,
Community Room
900 Columbia Avenue
Franklin, Tennessee

When:
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

1:00 pm:
      Registration & refreshments
1:30 pm:      Program
2:30 pm:     Open Q & A

Update: Franklin Road Fire

101799-city-of-franklin-police-department_3x3logo-02The fire outside of 395 Franklin Road has been contained. One civilian was injured and has been transported to Vanderbilt. That victim’s condition is currently unknown.

Franklin Road between Mack Hatcher and S. Berry’s Chapel remains closed.

Approximately 15 fire apparatus are on scene. Franklin Fire, Brentwood Fire, Williamson County Fire and Rescue, Emergency Management, EMS, and Franklin Police are on scene.

A Franklin Fire Department spokesperson will provide additional information regarding this fire, shortly.

Follow @FranklinTNPD on Twitter for updates.

Fraternal Order of Police Blood Drive at Franklin Police Headquarters, Monday

A Red Cross blood drive by the Williamson County Fraternal Order of Police will be held at Franklin Police Headquarters on Monday. Donations of all blood types will be accepted, and benefit those in need.

Donors should:blood-drive

  • have a light meal and drink plenty of water before donating
  • bring your donor card, driver’s license, or two other forms of identification
  • bring the names of any medication you are currently taking

Refreshments will be served immediately following your donation, and donors can leave 10-15 minutes after donating.

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