Detectives in Franklin want to identify these men. They’re wanted for using stolen credit card information to obtain more than $2,000 in dog food from the Farmer’s Co-Op in Franklin. Detectives say the group used fraudulent credit card info and identities to purchase a variety of items throughout Middle Tennessee.
A search is underway for a man who fired several shots during a disturbance on Short Court in Franklin.
At about 8:00, Thursday night, officers were summoned to the area after a woman was physically assaulted outside of a home there. The suspect reportedly fired several shots during the assault. Thankfully, no one was injured by the gunfire.
A search is underway for the suspect, 32-year-old Joshua Gardner. He was last seen driving a white, older-model GMC Yukon with black rims.
Call Franklin Police if you have any information on Gardner’s whereabouts.
Wednesday night, two people were arrested in Franklin after firing a water pellet gun from their car at a couple of strangers outside a Murfreesboro Road gas station, at 9:45 pm. Some tense moments followed after the victims reported seeing someone in a black SUV holding a rifle and someone in that vehicle saying, “go, go, go,” before hearing a loud pop that the couple believed to be a gunshot.
Officers converged on the area, quickly spotting and stopping the suspect vehicle. Inside, they found a water pellet gun used to shoot “orbeez,” a pair of brass knuckles, open alcohol, and drug contraband.
Jaden Bak Age: 19 Franklin, TN
Jaden Bak, 19, and 22-year-old Cassidy Rogers were both arrested and charged with Assault and Disorderly Conduct. Rogers is facing an additional charge of Possession of a Prohibited Weapon, for the brass knuckles. Bak is facing additional charges, including Underage Consumption of Alcohol, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Underage Possession of Vape Cartridges. Both are free on a $1,000 bond set by the Williamson County Magistrate. The couple is due in court on July 14.
Police responded to an earlier call, in downtown Franklin, where a 10-year-old girl and her mom were hit by similar projectiles shot from a passing car.
Franklin Police say they will not tolerate assaults like these on innocent and unsuspecting community members, and that arresting & charging offenders will be their prescriptive response.
Shortly after midnight, Wednesday, an officer on patrol spotted a vehicle blocking the road at Baker’s Bridge at Carothers. The driver, 38-year-old Nikolas Sowden, had fallen asleep at the wheel. Officers determined that he was impaired, and arrested him.
Sowden’s passenger, 31-year-old Eion Graham was also impaired. After becoming belligerent with officers who were attempting to arrest the driver, Graham himself was arrested.
Eion Graham Age: 31 Baltimore, MD
During the ordeal, Sowden, the driver, attacked the officer, telling him, “I’m gonna [explicative] you up,” before struggling with the officer and then kicking the officer in the head. Thankfully, the officer was not seriously hurt.
Sowden, charged with DUI, Obstructing Traffic, Resisting Arrest, and Assault on a First Responder, remains jailed on the $5,000 bond that was set by the Magistrate.
Graham, charged with Public Intoxication, remains behind bars on a $1,000 bond. Both are due in court on July 7.
Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information on the whereabouts of 39-year-old Joshua Jaco.
Jaco, a convicted felon, is wanted for 2-counts of Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure, stemming from a 2021 case. Detectives have been unable to locate Jaco and need your help. There is a cash reward if you know where to find him.
Franklin Police are looking for information on these three. They’re wanted for helping themselves to a variety of name-brand children’s clothing and three designer handbags at the Cool Springs Dillard’s. The trio left in a silver Kia Optima.
There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for a simple, anonymous call to Crime Stoppers.
Franklin Police are hoping someone might have information about a man who stole a Razor scooter and a mini-bike from Walmart. The total loss is more than $500, and there is a cash reward for information in the case.