Armed, impaired driver arrested after crashing car while evading police

Justin Newman
Age: 23
Lebanon, TN

Justin Newman, 23, of Lebanon, was arrested early Sunday morning after crashing his vehicle into a fence. It happened at 3:15 am.

Newman fled down I-65 S at a high rate of speed after an officer attempted to pull him over. Witnesses called in a vehicle that crashed into a fence on Goose Creek Bypass a short time later. Arriving officers determined that Newman was the driver who had fled, and that he was impaired. Officers spotted a handgun wedged between his driver’s seat and center console.

Charged with DUI, Felony Evading, and Possession of a Firearm While Impaired, Newman is free on the $3,500 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court on March 5.

Drive Drunk, Get Nailed
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Wanted: Darius Harrison

February 25, 2020, UPDATE: Harrison has been arrested and formally charged with Aggravated Assault. He is free on the $3,000 bond set by the Magistrate. Harrison is due in court on March 5.  

Darius Harrison, 27, of Franklin, is wanted by Franklin Police for Aggravated Assault after he pushed and choked his girlfriend outside an Ambiance Way residence, Saturday night. Harrison fled before officers arrived and remains at-large. There is a cash reward for information on his whereabouts.

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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of felony shoplifters

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward to anyone who can identify these thieves. Wednesday afternoon they tried stealing 15 Apple Pencils valued at nearly $2,000. They dropped several of them after being confronted by Apple Store employees. The two left in a bright green Dodge Charger.

Recognize them?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to
submit an anonymous eTip

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Reward offered for ID of identity theft suspect

Detectives in Franklin are hoping someone might recognize this woman. She opened several lines of credit using someone else’s identity. There is a cash reward if you know who she is.

Recognize her? Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000 or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of skid-steer thief

Franklin Police want to identify this thief. On February 6, he rented a $36,000 skid-steer from Sunbelt Rentals of Franklin. The company later learned that all of the information the suspect provided was false. He was last seen driving a black Dodge Ram pickup.

Call Crime Stoppers
if you recognize him
(615) 794-4000 or
click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Franklin Police Honor 8-year-old at school assembly for heroic action

This morning during a school assembly at Pearre Creek Elementary, Franklin Police honored an 8-year-old girl for her heroic actions.

Last Friday, Williamson County Schools were closed due to illness – but little did 8-year-old Freya Macallan know that her day off from school would make her a hero at home. On February 7, Freya found her mom unconscious on the floor. Susan was suffering an unexpected medical emergency.

Freya called 9-1-1 and followed the dispatcher’s instructions until emergency personnel arrived to give Susan the care she needed. During this terrifying ordeal, Freya provided the assistance that her mom needed while working to keep her 6-year-old sister and 4-year-old brother calm. Freya knew to call 9-1-1 because her parents had talked with her, beforehand, about how to get help during an emergency.

Sergeant Bob Kupczyk and Officer Mike Martinez presented Freya with the Franklin Police Department’s Award for Excellence for an amazing job well-done. The Department also gave Freya a gift card to Chuck E. Cheese’s, so she could treat her parents and siblings to an afternoon on the town.

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Domestic assault suspect held on $200,000 bond

Corzell Esmon
Age: 44
Franklin, TN

Corzell Esmon, 44, of Franklin, was arrested after assaulting his ex-girlfriend and another woman, Friday night.

Officers were summoned to a Franklin home after Esmon struck his ex in the face and then struck a second woman in the head after she came to her friend’s aid. Esmon was gone before officers arrived, but located and arrested, Monday. 

Esmon, charged with two counts of assault, is being held in the Williamson County Jail on a $200,000 bond. He is due in court on February 20. Esmon is a convicted felon. 

Visit the Franklin Police Department’s website
for information on how to get
help & protection from domestic violence
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Spring Hill man charged with DUI following crash

Kevin Conklin
Age: 38
Spring Hill, TN

Officers found 38-year-old Kevin Conklin’s disabled vehicle off of Highway 96W shortly before 2 pm, Wednesday. The driver’s side front end of Conklin’s truck had been severely damaged.

Officers encountered Conklin as he was trying to change his flat tire, and determined he was impaired. It is unclear what Conklin hit with his truck.

Charged with DUI, Conklin is due in court on February 27. The Magistrate released Conklin on his own recognizance.

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Cash reward for ID of felony shoplifters

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information about two suspects who stole 11 Apple Watches & 20 Apple Pencils from the Cool Springs Apple Store on February 8. The loss in this case is almost $7,000.

Recognize them? Cash in with
a call to Call Crime Stoppers:

(615) 794-4000 or
click to submit an anonymous eTip
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