Video: Auto burglary suspect wanted by Franklin Police


Police in Franklin are hoping someone might recognize something about this suspect. He used several stolen credit cards, taken during an auto burglary, at the Murfreesboro Rd. Kroger. There is a cash reward for information.

Have information that could help?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip


Family & fellow officers to welcome Officer Sean Finn home; Finn arriving back in Nashville today after battling illness since January, in Florida

Updated photos from today’s welcome home

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 flies home today. Still too compromised to return home from south Florida by vehicle or a commercial flight, through the coordination and generosity of John Sanzo & Ali Hemyari of Secure Air and Nashville K-9, and Franklin Alderman Gabrielle Hanson, Finn will be returning to Nashville, today, on a private plane.

Family and fellow officers will be standing by as Finn arrives and boards a Williamson Medical Center ambulance, which officers will escort to Finn’s home. Officer Finn looks forward to continuing his recovery at home with his family.  

Officer Finn’s arrival is scheduled for around 1:20. You can watch live on Franklin’s Facebook page and YouTube channel. 

Those wishing to make a donation that will help the Finn family with their insurmountable, and growing, medical bills can visit this GoFundMe page that has been set up to help.

If you would prefer not to donate online, checks made payable to LEAP (Franklin’s Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership) can be mailed to

P.O. Box 680096
Franklin, TN 37068

Just write Finn family in the memo line.


Officers recovering after being dragged, run over by fleeing suspect

Two Franklin Police Officers were injured yesterday after a fleeing suspect drug them from his car, running one of the officers over. At 10:20, Sunday morning, an officer stopped 26-year-old Roy Nicholson, of Columbia, on I-65 N, between Murfreesboro Rd. and McEwen Drive. The Officer, who was initially investigating a traffic violation, asked Nicholson to step out of his car after seeing a gun in the vehicle and smelling marijuana. Once outside of the car, Nicholson began actively resisting the officer.

In this dramatic dash-cam video, you see Nicholson break away from the officer, get back into his car where a firearm was present, and then drag Officer Dustyn Stevens and an assisting Officer, Matt Lamarr, down the Interstate, before running over Officer Stevens during his getaway.

Roy Nicholson
Age: 26
Columbia, TN

Citizens who saw this occurring followed the suspect vehicle, providing updated location information that helped additional responding officers locate and take Nicholson into custody outside of the Franklin Walmart immediately following the assault.

Stevens, a four-year Franklin Police Officer, was transported to Vanderbilt, where he was treated and released. Officer Lamar’s injuries appeared to be superficial, not requiring immediate medical treatment. Lamarr is a 16-year Franklin Police veteran.

Nicholson, charged with x2 counts of Aggravated Assault Against a First Responder and Felony Evading is free on the $40,000 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court at 1:00 on June 9. Additional charges are expected in this case.

Franklin Police say it is amazing that no one was more seriously injured, and that what we see in this video clearly shows the importance of drivers adhering to Tennessee’s Move Over Law.


Star-studded music memorial for (Officer) Jeff Carson will benefit the Franklin Police Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership

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Michael Ray, Lee Greenwood, Mark Wills, Ty Herndon, Wade Hayes, Rhett Akins, Ricochet, Craig Campbell, and more are set to join together at “A Music Memorial For Jeff Carson” to honor the country music hitmaker, Academy of Country Music award-winner, and Franklin Police Officer. The Department and community were left reeling after Jeff’s sudden and unexpected passing, at age 58.

Country music stars will take the stage at The Nashville Palace in remembrance of their friend, and our late brother-in-blue, on Tuesday, May 10 at 7 PM to share, celebrate and honor their times with Carson through the years. Tickets are $50 for reserved seating and $40 for general admission.

To purchase tickets visit HERE.

For those who cannot make it to the event, but would like to support the cause, an online auction has been set up at and donations can be made in Jeff’s honor at the link, or text Carson to 76278.

“I am so happy that many of Jeff’s friends and peers are coming out to honor his memory and, at the same time, raise money for this charitable cause,” shares Jeff’s wife, Kim Carson. “Jeff would be so thrilled with what we are doing. He loved his country music family and he loved his law enforcement family, so this will be a really special night.”

Danielle Peck of SiriusXM’s Y2K and T. Graham Brown of SiriusXM’s Prime Country will be hosting the charity event to benefit Franklin’s Law Enforcement Assistance Partnership (LEAP), a nonprofit organization that provides assistance to sworn officers of the FPD during unexpected life events.

After retiring from country music, Carson pursued his other lifelong dream and joined the Franklin Police Department where he remained a dedicated officer until his passing.

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Cash reward if you can help Franklin Police ID this fraudulent credit card suspect

Franklin Police are hoping someone might recognize this guy. He’s wanted for using a fraudulent credit card to purchase tires from a Franklin tire shop. There is a cash reward if you know who he is.

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


New video gives closer look at repeat Franklin shoplifters

New, better video is being released of 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.

Previously released video

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


Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of Cool Springs crooks

Franklin Police are working to identify two men who stole about $600 in sunglasses, from the Sunglass Hut. There is a cash reward for information. Call Crime Stoppers if you recognize them.

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


Remembering Officer Jeff Carson; Live feed to the memorial, procession information

Officer Jeff Carson’s funeral service will be carried live on NewsChannel 5’s Facebook, for anyone unable to attend in person.

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

Brentwood Baptist Church
7777 Concord Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027

The motorcade from the church to the graveside service will travel 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,3009 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064

In the procession, the hearse will be immediately followed by Jeff’s Chevelle, a special car to him, and his assigned police car, Unit #33.

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.

Franklin Police HQ lit in blue in honor of Officer Jeff Carson