About Lieutenant Charles Warner

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

Franklin carjacker captured in Spring Hill

At 7:30 p.m., Franklin Police responded to a carjacking in the parking lot of Bed, Bath, and Beyond. A black male suspect approached the victim who was sitting in her car and forced her out. Once the victim was outside, the suspect assaulted her and then drug her from the moving car he was stealing.

Officers broadcasted a description of the stolen car and suspect to surrounding agencies. A short time later, Spring Hill Police spotted the suspect vehicle. The suspect led them on a pursuit before he crashed and was ultimately taken into custody. The suspect, 36-year-old Clay Andrews, of Only, TN is facing several serious charges in both Spring Hill and Franklin.

The carjacking victim’s injuries were not life-threatening.

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Update on investigation into hidden camera discovered in Premier Athletics bathroom

As the investigation into a hidden camera found inside a girls bathroom at Premier Athletics continues, Franklin Police want to provide an update to victims and parents.

The GoPro camera that was found hidden in a girls changing and restroom has been reviewed. Videos of 60 females, mostly minors, were discovered on the camera. Detectives believe that the suspect had been intermittently staging the camera to capture video in the restroom since September. Two of the 60 victims appear to have been partially undressed in the videos. Working with facility management, detectives have identified 47 of the 60 victims and are in the process of notifying their parents. Detectives are working to identify the remaining 13 victims.

The girls changing and restroom at the center of this investigation is located inside the Premier Athletics suite. There is no current evidence to suggest that other restrooms or private areas in the multi-tenant facility were compromised.

Franklin Police Detectives are examining a variety of other evidence seized as part of the investigation and expect to file multiple charges. Once formally charged in this case, Franklin Police will identify the suspect, his charges, bond amount, and court date.

The placement of a camera in such a private place is a violation of trust in its most extreme form. This is terribly upsetting to parents and their children, and it is just as troubling to us. The Department is working diligently to safeguard sensitive images, to help victims and their families cope, and to prepare a solid criminal case for the courtroom.

Parents can share information they may have about this case by
emailing Franklin Police at:
concern@franklintn.gov

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Franklin Police now hiring school crossing guards

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

School Patrol team members work part-time hours and are responsible for pedestrian safety & efficient traffic flow in school zones.

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

Starting pay is $18.85/hour 

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Jeffrey White held after attempting to evade police in multiple jurisdictions

 

Jeffrey White, the suspect who attempted to evade officers yesterday afternoon, remains jailed this morning.

The 19-year-old originally fled from Metro Police before also attempting to evade Franklin Officers who tried pulling him over near downtown. It came to an end on Acton Street near Natchez Street after White crashed into four cars, including two Franklin Police cars and a fence before being boxed in and taken into custody by FPD Officers. Police helicopters aided in White’s tracking and capture. No one was injured during his brazen attempted getaway.

Charged with Aggravated Assault, Felony Evading, Reckless Endangerment, x2 counts of Leaving the Scene of a Crash, x2 counts of Failure to Report a Crash, and Driving Without a License, White is being held on an $84,500 bond.

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Multi-jurisdictional suspect arrested after crashing in Franklin

A felony suspect that fled from Metro Police this afternoon has been captured in Franklin.

The driver originally fled from Metro Police before also attempting to evade Franklin Officers who tried pulling him over near downtown. It came to an end on Acton Street near Natchez Street after the suspect crashed into four cars, including two Franklin Police cars and a fence before being boxed in and taken into custody by FPD Officers. Police helicopters aided in the tracking and capture of the suspect.

No one was injured during this brazen attempted getaway. Additional information about the suspect and his charges is forthcoming.

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Detectives in Franklin investigating burglary at McKay’s Mill business

At about 12:30 am on January 17, the suspect seen in this video broke into the Publix Supermarket at the corner of Liberty Pike and Oxford Glen Drive. The business’s alarm was triggered during the break-in, but the suspect was gone before officers arrived. It is unclear what the thief’s target was, and management is working to determine what may have been stolen.

-There is a cash reward for information in this case-

Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Franklin Police warning to Franklin park and gym-goers

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Another smash & grab auto burglary has Franklin Police issuing another warning. Purses and other visible valuables are the recurring target of thieves on the lookout for their next victim at area parks, fitness centers, and daycares. These three places have one thing in common: many women leave their purses behind when visiting them.

The most recent incident happened this morning at Franklin’s Aspen Grove Park, where a woman returned to her car to find her window shattered and purse gone. The auto burglary happened in less than five minutes after the woman got out of her car, indicating that the thieves were probably watching for women getting out of their vehicles and walking away without a purse. There have been at least eight of these types of cases in Franklin, so far in January.

Franklin Police say you can reduce the chances of something like this happening to you by taking your purse and other valuables with you when getting out of your car. If that’s not possible, stowing valuables out of sight before ever arriving at your destination may also help.

Officers are conducting extra patrols in area parking lots, and the Department is asking for the public’s help to stop these thieves in their tracks by not leaving valuables visible & unattended, and by reporting anyone you think is suspicious by calling police immediately:

(615) 794-2513
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Investigation underway after hidden camera discovered in Premier Athletics girls bathroom

Franklin Police are investigating after a hidden camera was discovered inside a girls bathroom at a Cool Springs sports training facility. The General Manager of Premier Athletics, on Gothic Court in Franklin, turned the GoPro camera in after finding it hidden in a girl’s changing and restroom, Thursday.

Detectives are reviewing video that was captured and stored on the GoPro and are working closely with facility management to identify multiple victims. Once identified, the parents of those girls will be contacted by Franklin Police. The camera has been linked to an employee of the business, and charges are forthcoming.

Parents can share information they may have about this case by
emailing Franklin Police at:
concern@franklintn.gov

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Convicted felon on the run in Franklin

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information on the whereabouts of Nicholas Owens. At 9:30, Tuesday night, officers attempted to stop the car Owens was driving. After Owens pulled over, he bailed out of the car and fled on foot in the area of Liberty Pike & Sycamore Drive. He remains at large. Owens is a convicted felon who was out of custody on Community Corrections. 

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

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Help the FPD identify this package thief

Franklin Police are hoping that someone may recognize a suspect who stole two delivered packages from a porch on Fair Street. There is a cash reward for information.

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