Police searching for missing elderly Franklin man

UPDATE: Cunningham found safe.UPDATE: Cunningham found safe.cunningham

Franklin Police are currently looking for an elderly resident, missing since 10am. His family in concerned that he may have become confused and their worry has grown with the approaching darkness.

Officers are on the lookout for 88-year-old William Cunningham. He left his Franklin home this morning in a maroon 1998 Buick Century with Tennessee registration 4856 DD5. Mr. Cunningham recently moved from Murfreesboro to Franklin, and family fears that he may have become confused. If you see Mr. Cunningham or his vehicle, call 9-1-1.

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One arrested, second suspect wanted, police working to identify third in felony theft case

Devin Lunsford Age: 18 Franklin, TN

Devin Lunsford
Age: 18
Franklin, TN

Yesterday at 4:00pm, officers were summoned to the Cool Springs Toys “R” Us after management there recovered $900 in stolen PlayStation game consoles. Devin Lunsford, a store employee, threw three PlayStations out a fire escape door to waiting suspects. One of those suspects was identified as another Toy “R” Us employee, 20-year-old Vincent Mosley.

Lunsford, charged with Felony Theft, remains jailed on a $3,500 bond. He is due in court 12/08/2016 at 1:00pm. Mosley, now wanted for Felony Theft remains at large.

Anyone with information
on Mosley’s whereabouts, or the third suspect in this case, can earn a cash reward of up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

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Suspect arrested after jumping from moving vehicle officer was stopping

Robert Lucas Age: 27 Nashville, TN

Robert Lucas
Age: 27
Nashville, TN

A Nashville man remains behind bars this morning after jumping from a moving vehicle that an officer was behind. It happened Monday afternoon, at 3:45, on Bakers Bridge Avenue in Cool Springs.

Officers caught up to 27-year-old Robert Lucas hiding in a stall in the women’s bathroom inside of Logan’s Roadhouse. Lucas became combative with officers in the bathroom, but was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Lucas told officers that he went into the bathroom to inject heroin. Officers found evidence that heroin had been in the stall with Lucas, who attempted to flush it down the toilet.

Lucas, charged with Resisting Stop/Halt/Frisk and Tampering with Evidence, is being held in the Williamson County Jail on a $7,000 bond. He is due in court 12/08/2016 at 1:00 pm. Lucas is a convicted felon on probation.

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Murfreesboro woman arrested for Felony Theft following Cool Springs shoplifting incident

Nia P. Jones Age: 20 Murfreesboro, TN

Nia P. Jones
Age: 20
Murfreesboro, TN

A Murfreesboro woman is free on bond after her arrest, Monday, for Felony Theft. At 5:50 last night, undercover Franklin Police Officers and store security took 20-year-old Nia Jones into custody after witnessing her conceal and then leave Macy’s with more than $500 in merchandise. Jones is free on the $2,500 bond set by the Magistrate. She is due in court 12/08/2016 at 1:00 pm.

Franklin Police will continue to have a strong presence of uniformed and undercover officers at the Galleria, and shopping venues across the city, for the remainder of the Christmas shopping season.

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SILVER ALERT: 81-year-old dementia patient drove away from a residence in Franklin, missing

UPDATE: Thomas Pate has been found, Silver Alert cancelled.missing-person

Franklin Police have issued a Silver Alert for 81-year-old Thomas E. Pate.  He unexpectedly drove away from his residence near West Main and Downs Blvd. at approximately 4:30pm in a 2003 Lexus SUV with license plate 987PFR.  The vehicle is bluish silver with a dent on the rear drivers side.

Mr. Pate was last seen wearing khaki Carhart pants, a plaid green flannel shirt and a pink and grey vest.

If you see Mr. Pate, call police.

Franklin Police gearing up to keep you safe this Christmas shopping season

With Black Friday just days away, Franklin Police will deploy a security plan designed to safeguard shoppers while deterring, detecting, and apprehending lawbreakers – especially at the city’s shopping venues.


“Franklin is known for having some of the best shopping around, and we intend to keep it that way,” said Franklin Police Chief Deborah Faulkner. “Our officers will continue to have zero-tolerance for crime and criminals. We are committed to keeping Franklin safe for our residents, visitors, and businesses.”

An increased combination of highly visible patrols by uniformed officers in marked units, and plain-clothes officers in unmarked cars, will concentrate on Franklin’s shopping districts between now and Christmas.

Franklin Police will work closely with the District Attorney’s Office to ensure shoplifters, identity thieves, auto burglars, and other criminals who take advantage of this busy time of year are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.  

Starting Friday, the Franklin Police Department will staff a temporary command post at the CoolSprings Galleria through the remainder of the Christmas shopping season.

Franklin Police Department
Professional, Progressive, Responsive
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Franklin Police offer free home checks for traveling residents

IMG_3238While many are gearing up to travel this holiday season, Franklin Police Officers want to offer you a little extra peace of mind. While you are away, neighborhood officers will help keep an extra eye on your home.

To take advantage of this free service, complete this online form, or call (615) 794-2513.

Franklin Police Department
We’re here for you
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Cash reward offered for information on home burglary suspect


UPDATE: 11/22/2016: Butterfield has been arrested.

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information on the whereabouts of 21-year-old Eugene Tyler Butterfield.

Butterfield is wanted on Aggravated Burglary and Felony Theft charges related to an October break-in at a home on Franklin’s Julianna Circle. Police believe that Butterfield is in the Nashville/Franklin area, and may be homeless.

A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information on Butterfield’s whereabouts.  Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.