About Lieutenant Charles Warner

Franklin Police Public Affairs | (615) 550-6821 | cwarner@franklintn.gov

Police in Franklin are trying to catch this grab-and-go gamer


Franklin Police want to identify this repeat shoplifter. He stole gaming systems and accessories from the Cool Springs Target on two different occasions. The combined loss in these cases is more than $1,000. There is a cash reward for information that leads to his arrest. 

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


Citizen tips ID this Franklin porch pirate; there is a cash reward for information on his whereabouts

Franklin Police published this video on September 3, asking for the public’s help with identifying a package thief. The Department received numerous tips that helped detectives develop Rafael Jimenez, Jr. as the suspect. The 45-year-old is believed to be temporarily staying with different family members and friends.

In addition to being wanted by Franklin Police for Theft and Trespassing, Jimenez is also wanted by Sumner, Maury, and Davidson Counties on multiple, unrelated charges.

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to his whereabouts and arrest.

Know where Rafael Jimenez is?
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip

Franklin Police quickly capture armed assailant

Franklin Police Officers worked quickly to capture a convicted felon who assaulted a couple with a knife. It happened Wednesday afternoon at the Mallory Lane Sonic.

Randy Cunningham
Age: 29
Nashville, Tennessee

Officers responded to the restaurant after a couple reported that a man had approached their car and attempted to sell them coupons. When they declined, he became aggressive. The suspect began beating on the couple’s car and slashed their tire, threatening to cut the male victim with the large hunting-style knife he was holding. The suspect fled following the assault.

Responding officers canvassed the area and, with the help of several citizen witnesses, captured 29-year-old Randy Cunningham, who was hiding inside the restroom at a nearby business. Cunningham is a convicted felon with a violent history.

Charged with Felony Vandalism and two counts of Aggravated Assault, Cunningham remains jailed on a $60,000 bond.


Franklin Police want to reunite unclaimed bikes with their owners

The Franklin Police Department is currently holding several unclaimed bicycles that officers have found abandoned, or that citizens have turned in after finding them abandoned on private property.

If you live in the Franklin area, your bicycle has been lost or stolen in the last 12 months, and you would like to see if one of the bicycles Franklin Police are storing could be yours, contact Sgt. Aaron Compton at (615) 550-6810.

Unclaimed bicycles will be donated to a local charity in 30 days.

Registering your bicycle can help reunite you with your bike
in the event that it is lost or stolen.
Click for information on how to 
Register your Ride

Franklin Police now hiring school crossing guards

School Patrol PromoThe Franklin Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of School Crossing Guard.

Under general supervision, School Patrol team members work part-time hours and are responsible for pedestrian safety & efficient vehicular traffic flow in assigned school zones.

The ideal applicant is assertive, tactful, and able to work in varying weather conditions.

Starting pay is $18.48/hour 


Recognize this thief? Cash in with Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

Franklin Police are hoping you can help catch a crook. He slipped into the office area of a shop in the Cool Springs Galleria and stole an employee’s credit card out of her purse. The thief then used the victim’s card to make a fraudulent purchase at the nearby Target store. There is a cash reward for information.

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


Cash reward offered for ID of Franklin porch pirate

Detectives are trying to track down a porch pirate who stole packages from the front porches of two Franklin homes on August 30. Home security cameras captured these images of the suspect and his car. There is a cash reward for information in the case.  

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

Wanted: Anwar Hayes; Cash in with Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the whereabouts & arrest of Anwar Hayes

Hayes is wanted for Aggravated Burglary, Domestic Assault, and Vandalism after kicking in the back door of his ex-girlfriend’s home, on August 30, while she and her children were inside.

Call Crime Stoppers
if you know where
police can find Anwar Hayes:
794-4000, or click to submit
an anonymous eTip


Investigation into the murder of Jamarcus Esmon continues; $5k reward for information

Today is Jamarcus Esmon’s birthday. He would have been 27.

On June 27, he was gunned down on Edgewood Boulevard in Franklin. Despite lifesaving efforts by Franklin Police officers and other first responders, Esmon died at the scene. A team of Franklin Police Detectives has fielded dozens of tips and investigated several leads, none of which have led us to Jamarcus’ killer – yet.

Our commitment to bring Jamarcus Esmon’s killer to justice is as tireless today as it was on the day he was killed, and we will not stop until that happens. Our hearts hurt for the Esmon family, especially today.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information
that leads detectives to Esmon’s killer.

Anyone with information is urged to call
Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can 
call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000, 
click here, or
text the keyword 615FPD
and their anonymous tip to 847411

Franklin Police and Sheriff’s Deputies capture convicted, fleeing felon wanted on new charges

A coordinated effort between Franklin Police and Williamson County Sheriff’s Deputies has led to the capture of a convicted felon who was out on probation and wanted after failing to appear on several serious charges that include Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Burglary, and Auto Burglary.

Nicholas Owens
Age: 21
Franklin, Tennessee
(April, 2020 booking photo)

At 8:40, 21-year-old Nicholas Owens fled from a home on Grenadier Drive, in Franklin, where deputies attempted to take him into custody on the outstanding capiases. Additional Sheriff’s Office and FPD units responded and established a perimeter while air and K9 assets were deployed. Citizen calls to the 9-1-1 Center about the fleeing suspect running through their yards were instrumental in his capture, and we applaud those citizens.

Officers captured Owens at 9:20 am, outside a home on Arsenal Drive. A nearby elementary school was alerted to shelter in place during the incident. That shelter in place order was lifted following Owens’ capture.