About Lieutenant Charles Warner

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

Recognize this thief? Cash in with Crime Stoppers

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward to anyone who can help identify this man.

He’s wanted after stealing a wallet from the Franklin Planet Fitness, and then using the victim’s credit cards to buy electronics at the Best Buy in Cool Springs.

Know who he is?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Franklin Police investigating after rooftop photographer flees on black moped


Franklin Police are investigating after a downtown resident reported seeing the masked man in this video taking photos of his Second Avenue penthouse home from a nearby rooftop.

This May 4 video shows the unidentified man, described as a white male with long brown hair, wearing a furry grey cartoon full-face helmet, a white t-shirt, and blue jeans. He was carrying a black backpack with orange or yellow straps. After being discovered, the man fled on a black Honda Rukas moped-style vehicle.

The suspect drove into the parking garage, proceeding past several no trespassing signs before climbing over a fence and onto the roof, where he may have taken several photos before being spotted by the resident.

Call Crime Stoppers if you have any information.

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Drunk driver held after second DUI

Taylor Reynolds
Age: 23
Spring Hill, TN

A 23-year-old Spring Hill man remains behind bars after being arrested for his second DUI early Sunday morning.

Officers stopped Taylor Reynolds after they saw him weaving across several lanes of traffic on I-65 near Peytonsville Rd. at 3:38, Sunday morning. This after concerned citizens called in to report that he was driving erratically.

Reynolds was arrested for (1) his second DUI, (2) Driving on a Suspended License, and (3) Reckless Driving, after officers determined that he was impaired.

Reynolds remains jailed on the $14,000 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court on June 23.

Drive Drunk, Get Nailed


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 carson.givesmart.com 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

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(615) 794-4000
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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