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.