Franklin Police capture fugitive in local neighborhood

A suspect’s 6-week run from the law came to an end yesterday. Franklin Police Officers captured 18-year-old Nicholas Owens during a foot pursuit through the Maplewood Subdivision early Wednesday afternoon.

Nicholas Owens
Age: 18
Franklin, Tennessee

Originally wanted for fleeing from a vehicle during a drug investigation in November, Owens fled the scene of a vehicle crash late Tuesday night, evading officers in his vehicle and then on foot.

Wednesday morning, Officers got a tip that Owens was at a residence in the 200 block of Jeanette place. Owens fled from arriving Officers by jumping out of a window at the home. Additional officers responded to the area and captured Owens after they spotted him jumping a backyard fence on Shadycrest Lane.

Owens remains jailed on the $29,500 set by the Magistrate. Charged with the offenses below, Owens is due in court on January 25 at 1:00 pm:

  • Evading Arrest in a Motor Vehicle
  • x3 counts Evading Arrest on Foot
  • Failure to Report a Crash
  • x2 counts Leaving the Scene of a Crash
  • Driving Without a License
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Failure to Appear
  • Unlawful Possession of a Legend Drug

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