Franklin Police confirm arrest of Austin Watson

Austin Watson
Age: 26
Nashville, TN

Austin Watson, 26, of Nashville, was arrested on 06/16/2018 at 7:20 pm outside of 1410 Murfreesboro Rd. Watson was charged with Domestic Assault after pushing his girlfriend during an argument.

A citizen flagged down a nearby officer immediately after witnessing the altercation. Watson is free on the $4,500 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court 06/28/2018 at 1:00 pm.

For more information on getting help
with domestic violence, 
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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of cloned card suspect

Crime Stoppers cash is being offered for information about this suspect, wanted for using the cloned card to withdraw money twice from a bank in Franklin on April 21st and once from a bank in Hendersonville on April 22nd.   The total amount from all three banks was $660.


A cash reward of up to $1,000
is available for information in this case;
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
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Crime Stoppers reward offered for information on this man, wanted following theft from YMCA lockers

Franklin Police want to identify this man wanted for stealing items from lockers at the YMCA.

On Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at approximately 3:00 pm, the unknown suspect stole items from unsecured lockers inside the YMCA at 501 Royal Oaks Boulevard in Franklin, Tennessee.  The suspect stole keys from a couple lockers and went out into the parking lot.  He then used the keys to enter a 2014 grayish blue Ford Focus hatchback with a small dent on the passenger side front quarter panel. If you recognize this suspect or think you know the whereabouts of the vehicle, please contact the Franklin Police Department at (615) 794-2513.


Information about this suspect
is worth up to $1,000
with an anonymous call to
Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000.



ID sought for individual who took someone else’s cash-back at self-serve checkout

Franklin Police want to identify this individual, seen taking $40 that was inadvertently left behind by another self-serve checkout customer. It happened on June 12 at the Columbia Avenue Kroger.

Recognize him?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or submit an anonymous eTip
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Protect yourself from robocalls | June tip-of-the-month, courtesy Council on Aging

Did you know that during April in the U.S., 3.4 billion robocalls were placed?! At the very least, these calls are a nuisance, but for some they become a costly financial nightmare.

The most recent robocall scam is called neighbor number spoofing. That means that the area code and the first three digits match your own number. Scammers hope that this trick will encourage you to answer the phone.

Here are some tips from the Better Business Bureau to keep you and your money safe:

  • Do not provide financial information. If you did not place the call, never give out bank account credit/debit card or social security numbers over the phone.
  • Do not trust the Caller ID. Scammers can spoof numbers to make it look like the call is coming from a reputable company or even your own number. If you don’t know the number, it is best to not answer the call.
  • Hang up!  Do not follow directives. When you answer, you are validating that your phone number is active and will probably receive more calls.
  • Check with your mobile carrier to see if they have an app or service that helps block robocalls. Some mobile carriers offer free apps and services to help block robocalls.
  • Register your number with the Do Not Call Registry which will help stop sales calls. You can register at or call 1-888-382-1222 with the phone you want to register.
  • Trust your gut feeling. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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Free car seats available for Williamson County residents who cannot afford one

Do you know of a struggling family that can’t afford a new car seat or booster? No-cost car seats & boosters are available to caregivers who cannot afford to buy one.

Caregivers in need of a car seat or booster can
complete this short, online application

  • Applicant must be the primary caregiver at the time of application.
  • The child should reside with the applicant.
  • Applicant should have an income less than the Federal Poverty Guidelines index based on yearly gross income and household size.
  • Applicant must be a Williamson County resident.
  • Applicant must complete an in-house, 45-minute self-guided training on general child safety topics.

For more information, call (615) 465-5350
or visit
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Franklin Police investigating after body found in Harpeth River

Detectives in Franklin are investigating after kayakers near the Chestnut Bend subdivision discovered a body in the Harpeth River at 8:20 am. Preliminary identification of the deceased has been made but is not being released to the public, pending next of kin notifications. Foul play is not immediately apparent, but the body has been released to the Medical Examiner who will determine the Franklin man’s cause of death.

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Drunk driver crashes car, assaults first responders trying to help him

Billy Clark
Age: 32
Franklin, TN

A drunk driver who assaulted the first responders trying to help him is due in court next week. Shortly after 11:00 pm on May 30 officers responded to an injury crash at Culberson and Shawnee. Arriving officers found a single vehicle in the ditch, with the driver, 32-year-old Billy Clark, trapped inside.

Clark became hostile with the officers and paramedics trying to help him, and started yelling racial slurs. Clark punched a paramedic in the head, attempted to punch a police officer, and spit on the necks and faces of other first responders.

Charged with DUI and three counts of Assault, Clark remains in jail on a $6,500 bond. He faces a judge next Thursday.

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Detectives release video, offer reward to ID cloned credit card crooks

Franklin Police hope that someone might recognize two thieves wanted for using a cloned credit card at several Cool Springs businesses on May 27. Information about either suspect’s identity is worth up to $1,000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers.

Recognize them?
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or submit an anonymous eTip
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Officers investigating juvenile complaint at neighborhood pool encounter armed teen

Jackson Farris
Age: 18
Nashville, TN

Franklin Police officers were summoned to the Fieldstone Farms pool at 1:50 Tuesday morning for teens who were swimming after-hours. When officers arrived, one of the teens jumped the fence and fled on foot. Officers encountered that suspect a second time as he was leaving the area in a vehicle, a short time later.

Jackson Farris, 18, of Nashville, was identified as the fleeing suspect and taken into custody. In his backpack, officers found a semi-automatic handgun, drugs, and drug paraphernalia. Officers charged Farris with Evading Arrest, Drug Possession, Felony Drug Possession, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Unlawful Possession of a Handgun, Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor, and Criminal Impersonation. Farris remains jailed on a $64,000 bond. He is due in court on June 14 at 1:00 pm.

Several juveniles were charged with alcohol and drug-related crimes, as well as violation of curfew.

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