Convicted felon armed with handgun charged after resisting officers investigating shots-fired call

Joseph Crawford
Age: 39
Franklin, TN

A convicted felon is back behind bars after officers investigating a shots-fired call found him armed with a pistol.

At 1:15 Tuesday morning, officers responded to a disturbance on Acton Street, where shots had been fired. Arriving officers immediately encountered Joseph Crawford. Crawford began fighting with officers who were attempting to detain him. After a brief struggle, he was taken into custody. That’s when officers discovered that Crawford, a convicted felon, had a gun in his waistband.

Branden Patton
Age: 24
Franklin, TN

Officers also encountered Branden Patton. Patton resisted officers who were attempting to investigate, and was arrested.

Crawford and Patton were booked into the Williamson County Jail. Crawford, charged with Resisting Stop, Halt, Frisk, and being a Felon in Possession of a Handgun remains behind bars on a $24,000 bond. Patton, charged with Resisting Stop, Halt, Frisk, and Disorderly conduct, remains jailed on the $7,000 bond set by the Magistrate. Both are due in court December 7 at 1:00 pm.