Final suspect in July carjacking in custody, in Ohio

In Custody
Dejon Gullatt
Age: 24
Franklin, TN

08/27/2017 Update: Gullatt surrendered Sunday, 08/26/2017, in Toledo Ohio. Arrangements to extradite Gullatt to Franklin are underway.

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Two of the three suspects in last week’s violent carjacking have been arrested. The search for the final remaining suspect is still underway.

Detectives are searching for Dejon Gullat, wanted for Aggravated Robbery. Gullat should be considered armed and dangerous. A cash reward is being offered for information leading to his capture.  

The victim reported sitting in the front seat of her vehicle, at 2:30 last Thursday morning, on Cherokee Place when a group of men pulled her from her vehicle, physically assaulted her, and then stole her car. At least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun. The stolen car has since been recovered.

Barry Harris, a convicted felon with a violent history, was arrested Thursday and charged with Aggravated Robbery. He remains jailed on the $50,000 bond set by the Magistrate.

 

Dewayne Harris, a convicted felon with a violent history, who was out on parole was arrested this morning. Charged with Aggravated Robbery and Violation of Parole, Dewayne Harris is being held on the $150,000 bond set by the magistrate. Both of these suspects are due in court August 10 at 1:oo pm.

Information on the whereabouts of Dejon Gullatt
is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
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One arrested, two sought in Thursday morning carjacking

In Custody
Barry Harris
Age: 31
Franklin, TN

Franklin Police Detectives have arrested one suspect in a violent Thursday morning carjacking, and a search is underway for two more who are believed to be armed and dangerous.

The victim reported sitting in the front seat of her vehicle, at 2:30 Thursday morning, on Cherokee Place when a group of men pulled her from her vehicle, physically assaulted her, and then stole her car. At least one of the suspects was armed with a handgun. The stolen car has since been recovered.

Barry Harris, a convicted felon with a violent history, was arrested yesterday and charged with Aggravated Robbery. Harris remains jailed on the $50,000 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court 08/10/2017 at 1:00 pm.

Detectives are searching for two suspects, Dewayne Harris (left) and Dejon Gullat (right), now wanted for Aggravated Robbery. Both suspects are considered armed and dangerous. Dewayne Harris is a convicted felon on parole, with a violent and lengthy history. A cash reward is being offered for information leading to the capture of these suspects. 

Information on the whereabouts of these suspects
is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
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Franklin Police encourage bicycle owners to register their ride

Dozens of unclaimed bikes that are recovered every year end up in police evidence with little hope of ever being reunited with their rightful owner. The Franklin Police Department’s free bicycle registration program makes it possible to change that.

With a quick visit to Franklin Police Headquarters, bicycle owners who want to register their bikes are provided with a uniquely-numbered registration sticker that can help officers reunite found bikes with their rightful owner. There is no need to bring your bike to the Police Station, but be sure to have your bike’s serial number, brand, model, and other identifying features with you when you come.

You can register your ride at the Records Section counter in the lobby of Franklin Police Headquarters, located at 900 Columbia Avenue, Monday through Friday between 8 am and 5 pm.

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Do work that matters: FPD accepting applications for School Patrol; Apply today

School Patrol PromoThe Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of School Patrol. Under general supervision, School Patrol team members are responsible for pedestrian safety and efficient vehicular traffic flow in assigned school zones.

Duties include directing vehicular traffic and ensuring the safety of children and other pedestrians attempting to cross traffic lanes in school zones. A high school diploma (or GED equivalent) is required.

The ideal applicant must be assertive, tactful, and able to work in varying weather conditions. Salary: $15/hour.

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Crime Stoppers cash offered for three fraud suspects; Know them? Call (615) 794-4000

Detectives in Franklin are working to identify these suspects, wanted for purchasing more than $500 in clothing from various Cool Springs stores. The purchases were made on June 23 on a credit card stolen the day before, in Nashville.

Information about these suspects
is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
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Forecasted temperatures prompt parent, pet owner warning

Forecasted temperatures are on the rise. According to the National Weather Service, not only will the afternoons become hotter, the nights will become increasingly warm and muggy too. Afternoon heat index values will creep into the 100 to 105-degree range this week, making the coming days some of the hottest weather of the summer so far.

Every year, dozens of deaths are classified as hot car casualties. Leaving children unattended in a vehicle is dangerous and illegal. Some parents may not want to take their child in and out of a cumbersome car seat for what they believe will be a quick stop at the dry cleaner’s or drug store. Leaving your children behind, however, puts them at risk – even if the car is running and the air conditioner is on. Your vehicle’s engine could fail, or be turned off by your child. Just as frightening: A running, unattended vehicle is a prime target for car thieves.

Every year, Franklin Police Officers respond to reports by concerned citizens of children that have been left in a car. In most cases, the parent or caretaker faces criminal charges. Franklin Police urge citizens who see a young child left in an unattended vehicle to call 911.

A separate statute prohibits pet owners from leaving their pets in a hot car.
Our best advice to pet owners:
If you can’t take them in, don’t take them with.
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Franklin Police Department Seeking Qualified Applicants for Police Officer; apply today

The Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer. Under limited supervision, patrols assigned zone while exercising responsibility for the enforcement of state and local laws relating to public safety and welfare. Controls traffic, prevents crime or disturbances of the peace, and arrests violators. While working under often stressful, high-risk conditions, applies good independent judgment when dealing with dangerous or unusual situations and implements safe practices and procedures.

Education and Experience:
The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through attainment of an Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year College or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Certifications/Licenses:

  • Eligible to become P.O.S.T. certified
  • At least twenty-one years of age
  • Licensed and qualified to operate a firearm
  • Valid Tennessee driver’s license

For more details, including salary, click below to apply.

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Two arrests made in auto burglaries; More expected

Update: 07/14/2017 3:30 pm | Franklin Police have just arrested Nicholas Owens. Information on his charges, court date and bond are not yet available.

Clayton Wallos
Age: 19
Nashville, TN

Franklin Police have identified two suspects in a rash of auto burglaries plaguing three subdivisions. An investigation that continues today has revealed that Clayton Wallos and Nicholas Owens were involved in as many as eight auto burglaries and a home burglary in the Fieldstone Farms, Westhaven, and Chestnut Bend subdivisions in June and July. Wallos, arrested Wednesday and charged with Burglary to a Motor Vehicle, is free on the $1,000 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court 07/27/2017. Additional charges are expected to be filed against Wollos.

 Nicholas Owens
Age: 19
Franklin, TN

A Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to the capture of a second suspect, 18-year-old Nicholas Owens of Franklin.

Detectives have recovered several items stolen during the recent burglaries. Three guns that were stolen from unlocked cars, however, remain unaccounted for. Franklin Police urge gun owners not to leave their weapons in their vehicles overnight – especially unlocked vehicles.

Detectives are in the process of identifying additional suspects and expect to make several more arrests.

 

Cash in with Crime Stoppers:
Up to $1k reward for information
(615) 794-4000
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Man injured, 2 vehicles damaged after unsecured plywood goes airborne on I-65; At-fault driver at large

These pictures paint a vivid picture of the importance of properly securing anything you haul. One man was injured on I-65 S near Murfreesboro Rd., this afternoon at 2 pm, after several pieces of plywood flew off of a trailer being towed by a white SUV. The plywood went through the window of a box truck, injuring the driver. A second vehicle was damaged after being hit by airborne plywood, as well.

An investigation is underway to identify the driver of the SUV, who did not stop. Officer are evaluating the possibility that the at-fault driver of the SUV may not have realized what had occurred. A Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 is available for anyone with information in this case.

Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Franklin Police release composite sketch, offer reward in armed robbery case


Detectives in Franklin are investigating an armed robbery that occurred near Downs Boulevard and Rucker Avenue. The suspect pictured in this sketch pulled up beside the pedestrian victim, got out of the passenger side of a grey Honda Odyssey Van and demanded money from the victim while pointing a gun at him. The robbery occurred at 9:50 pm on June 23. This TBI sketch was completed yesterday.

A Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 is available for information in this case.

Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000.
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