The Franklin Police Department is proud to announce that it was awarded its seventh reaccreditation by The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. In October, a team of assessors conducted an in-depth inspection of the Franklin Police Department, examining all aspects of its policies and procedures, management, operations, and support services. Accredited agencies are recognized as having attained professional excellence in public safety.
“The CALEA Accreditation process is the gold standard for law enforcement agencies,” said Deborah Faulkner, Chief of Police. “It is a tool that promotes community trust, excellent policy development, it promotes transparency and continuous review of police procedures. We believe the accreditation process makes us the best we can be—our community deserves nothing less than our best. We are extremely proud of this recognition.”
A suspect is behind bars after shooting a man during an argument this afternoon, in Franklin. It happened at around 2pm in the parking lot at 1110 W. Main Street. Arriving officers spotted the suspect fleeing from the scene in his vehicle.
The suspect, 21-year-old Tijan Kabba, of Franklin, attempted evading officers before being captured near Liberty Pike and Royal Oaks Boulevard after a brief pursuit. Kabba struck a vehicle and jumped several curbs before bailing out of the car and then fleeing on foot. Franklin Police Officers captured Kabba moments later. A juvenile who was in the car with Kabba was questioned and released to a parent. With regards to the minor, Kabba was charged with aggravated kidnapping for not allowing her to exit the vehicle immediately following the shooting and assault for punching the minor in the face.
The 18-year-old victim was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Kidnapping, Evading arrest with a motor vehicle, and Assault, Kabba is being held in the Williamson County Jail on $360,000 bond. He is due in court April 9th.
On February 12, Franklin Police asked for the public’s help with identifying the suspect in this video, who passed a fake $100 bill at a Berry Farms gas station. Citizen tips led detectives to 25-year-old Prince Myles.
Charged with Criminal Simulation, a Class-E Felony, Myles is being held in the Williamson County Jail on a $30,000 bond.
Four suspects arrested early this morning on auto burglary charges are behind bars in Williamson County. At 2:45 Wednesday morning, Franklin Police were summoned to an apartment complex on N. Royal Oaks Boulevard after an alert resident reported seeing several men in hoodies checking car door handles.
Arriving officers ultimately located and arrested four suspects from Nashville and recovered several stolen items. Each of the suspects were charged with Auto Burglary, x4 counts of Attempted Burglary, and Felony Criminal Conspiracy. Suspect ages and bonds are listed below. All four are due in court on March 19.
Acuma Juma, 18: $180,000
Ochon Abdu, 19: $ 50,000
Nokrac Michael, 18: $ 180,000
Eric Mario, 19: $ 85,000
Franklin Police say that the immediate call from an alert citizen and quick officer arrivals led to these arrests.
A cash reward is being offered to anyone who can identify either of these individuals. The man in the brown jacket passed a fake $100 at a Cool Springs restaurant in Franklin. Investigators believe he was with the man in the hood.
Call Crime Stoppers if you recognize them: (615) 794-4000 or click to submit an anonymous eTip ###
Richard Alan Verbosky, age 69 of the Bethesda Community passed away March 9, 2020.
He was a 1968 Graduate of Father Ryan High School. He served in the U.S. Army as a tank commander in the Vietnam era, seeing duty overseas there and in Germany.
He joined the Franklin Police Department in 1984 beginning a career that spanned thirty years of benevolent service to the community. Richard’s assignments, prior to being promoted to Lieutenant in 1996, included patrol, SWAT, and field training, serving as an officer, instructor, and sergeant, as well as sergeant over the Police Auxiliary. In his most recent assignment, Lt. Verbosky oversaw the Patrol Division’s Bravo Shift, K9 Unit, Traffic Unit, Flex Unit, Dive team, and Mounted Patrol. He was an avid equestrian and played an integral role in the resurrection of the Mounted Patrol in 2009 and subsequently organized two training classes in Franklin, which drew mounted patrol police officers from across the country.
Lt. Verbosky was active in the community and was a member of the local chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Lodge. His many personal and professional accomplishments aside, Richard is most grateful for the love, companionship and support he shared with his wife, Donna. Richard exemplified the values of hard work, compassion and devotion to community that are characteristic of a true Tennessean and diligent officer of the law. Throughout his career he demonstrated the utmost professionalism, ability, and integrity, winning the unbridled respect and admiration of his colleagues, fellow officers and a grateful public.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Ralph (Patricia) Jacklin; grandchildren, Burgandy Sullivan and Robert Jacklin and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted 12:00 Noon PM, March 14, 2020 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Chief Deb Faulkner and Darren Tyler will officiate. Interment will be at a later date at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
Saturday, March 14th, 2020 10:00am – 12:00pm Williamson Memorial Funeral Home
3009 Columbia Avenue | Franklin, Tennessee
Saturday, March 14th, 2020 12:00pm
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home
A Franklin man is out on bond after being arrested for his third DUI, Thursday. At 2:07 a.m., officers stopped 28-year-old John Jervis, a convicted felon on probation, for traveling 47 in a 30 on Murfreesboro Road near downtown Franklin. Officers determined that Jervis was impaired and arrested him.
Charged with DUI – 3rd Offense, Driving on a Revoked Driver’s License, and Speeding, Jervis is free on the $8,500 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court on March 19.
Every day, almost 30 people in the U.S. die in drunk-driving crashes.
DUI crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year (www.nhtsa.gov).
Franklin Police & Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information on a serial shoplifter suspected in several area Target store thefts.
Last week he tried stealing two vacuum cleaners, valued at $850, from Franklin’s Columbia Avenue Target. He left the merchandise behind and fled after resisting security who tried holding him for police. The suspect was driving the white truck, pictured here.
Recognize him? Cash in with Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000 or click to submit an anonymous eTip ###