Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of repeat shoplifters

Franklin Police are trying to identify two suspects wanted in a series of shoplifting cases from the CoolSprings Galleria. The two arrived in this dark colored SUV, on March 20 and March 23, and stole designer sunglasses & fragrances. There is a cash reward if you know who they are.

Recognize them?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Remembering Officer Jeff Carson; service information

After a successful career in country music, including several chart-topping songs, Officer Jeff Carson joined the Franklin Police Department on May 27, 2008. During his tenure with the FPD, Carson earned six commendations, a Chief’s Award for Excellence, and was recently promoted to Police Officer-2

Jeff’s loss is widely felt, across several communities: country music, law enforcement, and the entire Franklin, Williamson County community, which he proudly served and protected for the last 14 years.

Thank you, Jeff, for your life of service and song.

All are invited to honor, remember, and celebrate:

Funeral Service
Saturday, April 2, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.

Brentwood Baptist Church
7777 Concord Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027

11:30 procession & police motorcade to a brief graveside service
at Williamson Memorial | 3009 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064

Citizens wishing to pay their respects along the below route are encouraged to do so safely: Concord Rd to Franklin Rd, to Mack Hatcher, to Murfreesboro Rd, to the Public Square, to Main Street, to Columbia Ave, past Franklin Police Headquarters, to Williamson Memorial for the graveside service.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Franklin Police Department’s Law Enforcement Assistance Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to Franklin Police Officers during unexpected life events, and college scholarships to officers’ children.


Additional information on tonight’s Amber Alert, in Franklin

UPDATE: Child Safely Located; Lumpkin remains at-large

This evening’s Amber Alert stems from a February 27 domestic, in which the missing child’s non-custodial father brought him to a Franklin hotel room that the couple was sharing. While there, the father assaulted the child’s mother, and then left with the child prior to officers arriving.

After the mother told officers that she felt the child was safe with his father, Franklin Police obtained an arrest against the father for Domestic Assault.

After being re-contacted by the child’s mother, yesterday, and advised that the child and his father were still unaccounted for, and have not been seen since the February 27 domestic in Franklin, Detectives obtained an additional arrest warrant for the child’s father, Sharles Lumpkin, for Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, and requested that the TBI issue an Amber Alert.

If you have any information, you are urged to call 1-800-TBI-FIND


Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of failed Burger King bandit


Detectives are investigating after someone used a crowbar to break into the Columbia Avenue Burger King, in Franklin. Once inside, the suspect tried gaining access to the restaurant’s safe, but failed, leaving empty-handed.

-Call Crime Stoppers if you have any information-

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




Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the FPD; Increased DUI patrols have been planned to help keep Franklin safe

Extra Franklin Police Officers are hitting the streets to help keep citizens safe this St. Patrick’s Day holiday.

Officers are working overtime today to combat impaired driving, so if you plan on doing a little celebrating, you’ll want to be sure your plans include a designated driver.

Booze It & Lose It

Police arrest two in the 2020 murder of Jamarcus Esmon

Franklin Police arrested two suspects today in the 2020 murder of Jamarcus Esmon. Esmon was only 26 when he was gunned down on Edgewood Boulevard on June 27, 2020. Franklin Detectives developed evidence that they recently presented to a Williamson County Grand jury, identifying 23-year-old Kiontez Waters as the shooter. The Grand Jury indicted Waters, charging him with First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault Resulting in Death, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Waters is being held on a $100,000 bond.

That same Grand Jury heard investigator testimony against 32-year-old Stephanie Holt, and indicted her for aiding Waters following Esmon’s murder. Her bond was set at $10,000.

Waters, formerly of Franklin, was residing in Nashville. Holt, also previously from Franklin, now resides in Columbia. Franklin and Metro Police arrested Waters this afternoon outside a Spring Hill gas station. Franklin and Columbia Police arrested Holt a short time later at her Columbia home.

The violence that was perpetrated against Jamarcus Esmon deeply impacted the Franklin community, especially his loved ones. Today’s arrests were a result of tireless work by investigators, who personally called Esmon’s family with news of the arrests moments after they were made.


Impaired driver arrested for 5th DUI

Dylan Lankford
Age: 30
Mount Juliet, TN

Dylan Lankford, 30, of Mount Juliet remains jailed on a $22,000 bond after his fifth DUI arrest, last night.

An officer on patrol saw Lankford commit a traffic offense at 10:00, Monday night, at Carothers and Liberty. During the stop, the officer determined that Lankford was impaired and placed him under arrest. Thirty-five empty cans and bottles of beer were found in Lankford’s car.

Charged with Felony DUI (5th Offense), Violation of the Implied Consent Law, having open alcohol in his vehicle, and Disregarding a Traffic Control Device, Lankford is due in court on April 28.

Every day, almost 30 people in the U.S. die in drunk-driving crashes.
DUI crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year (

Recognize this shoplifter? Crime Stoppers cash offered for information

Franklin Police want to identify this woman. She’s repeatedly shoplifted wine from the Riverside drive Publix. There is a cash reward for information about who she is.

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


Franklin Police supporters raising money to help recovering officer; Save the date: Officer Sean Finn & Family Benefit Concert, March 20

Officer Sean Finn was hospitalized with severe COVID Pneumonia on January 1. His condition worsened, and six days later he was placed on a ventilator. After showing no promising signs of improvement, Officer Finn was flown to a south Florida hospital where he was placed on ECMO, a full lung bypass. All of this while in the midst of full kidney failure. This nine-year Franklin Police Veteran, husband, and father to two little girls is still on a ventilator and ECMO. Miraculously, he is awake, alert, and slowly but steadily improving.

With the Finn family facing insurmountable, and growing, medical bills, Franklin’s Law Enforcement Appreciation Partnership, a local 501(c)(3), has organized a concert fundraiser. Artists who have signed up to help, so far, include Jeff Carson, Mike Martinez, Phil Valdez, Craig Campbell, and Terry McBride.

Tickets to the March 20 concert at Generations Church in downtown Franklin are only $20 and can be purchased here.

If you are unable to attend but would still like to help, checks made payable to LEAP can be mailed to

P.O. Box 680096
Franklin, TN 37068

Just write Finn family in the memo line.

Special thanks to LEAP, Generations Church, and First Bank for sponsoring this fundraiser for our officer and his family.


Sherri Daniel | (615) 319-6177

Franklin Police investigating Apple Store theft

Police in Franklin are working to identify a group of suspects who worked together to steal two iPhones from a display table at the Cool Springs Apple Store.

Two of the crooks distracted store employees while the other two cut security cables, and then hid the phones in their clothes. There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 if you have information about who they are.

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