About Officer Ryan Schuman

Public Information Officer for the Franklin Police Department - (615) 550-6811- ryan.schuman@franklintn.gov

Franklin Police need your help identifying this suspect involved in a road rage incident

On May 11th at approximately 9:30pm, this suspect pointed a black handgun at another driver in the parking lot of IHOP on Murfreesboro Road following a road rage incident on Murfreesboro Road.  The victim and a witness advised the tag on the vehicle was an Ohio plate. If you recognize this suspect or the vehicle, please call Crime Stoppers.

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


Real estate agent indicted on felony charges

A Williamson County Grand Jury has indicted a Franklin real estate agent on several charges. Michael Burchyett, 42, of Franklin, was charged with Theft over $250,000, Criminal Simulation, and Money Laundering. The indictments follow an in-depth investigation by Franklin Detectives after it was reported that Burchyett used forged closing documents to trick a client from China into thinking they had purchased a $495,000 Franklin home. Burchyett diverted the victim’s money for his own use and then sold the listing to someone else.

 Burchyett is free on a $50,000 bond. He is due in criminal court on April 28.


Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of this puppy toting shoplifter

Franklin Police want to identify this white male suspect who stole a shopping cart full of items from Walmart at 3600 Mallory Lane on March 15th.  The suspect was holding a small grey puppy (possibly a pit-bull puppy) in his arms.  He left the parking lot in a burnt orange Chevrolet sedan (tag unknown) with a “T” on the back of the vehicle.

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

Franklin Police wishes everyone a Happy St. Patrick’s Day but please be safe and don’t drink and drive

An increased number of Franklin Police Officers will be hitting the streets tonight to help protect you through the St. Patrick’s Day holiday.  Officers are working overtime to focus on impaired, distracted, and dangerous drivers.  Alcohol will be served at many of the bars and celebration parties.  If you plan to drink, be sure that a designated driver is part of your plan as well.  Franklin Police want you to know, If you drive impaired – you will be arrested, you will go to jail.

Booze It & Lose It


Wanted for Aggravated Assault: Johnny Chafon Menifee; Cash reward for information

March 11, 2021 UPDATE: Menifee has been arrested. 

February 26, 2021, Franklin, TN – Franklin Police are searching for 59-year-old Johnny Chafon Menifee.  On Tuesday night, Menifee severely beat a family member during an argument in the home on Fairground Street. The victim is in stable condition. Menifee may be driving a white Lincoln Town Car.

If you have information on Johnny Chafon Menifee’s whereabouts, call Crime Stoppers at (615) 794-4000, or click to submit an anonymous eTip.



Silver Alert: Billie Suitt Wellons missing since yesterday

Update: Billie Suitt Wellons has been found. Silver Alert Canceled


Franklin Police have issued a *SILVER ALERT* for 88 – year old Billie Suitt Wellons.

Wellons is missing from 1101 Downs Blvd. She may be headed to Knoxville to visit some family.  She would be driving a gray 2005 Honda Civic TN Tag P7671L.

If you see Ms. Wellons or have information on her whereabouts, call 9-1-1.


Franklin Police needs your help solving this home burglary case

Franklin Police are investigating a home burglary on Hatfield Drive in Southwinds Apartments on 12/18/2020 at approximately 12:27am.  The suspect gained entry into the residence thru the sliding glass back door.

Detectives are asking residents in the area to check their home surveillance systems for any footage that might help identify a suspect.  A reward of up to $1000 is being offered for information to help solve this case.

Call Crime Stoppers if you can help: (615) 794-4000 or click to submit an anonymous eTip.


Police investigating armed robbery at South Royal Oaks Starbucks

Franklin Police responded to the Starbucks at 204 South Royal Oaks shortly before 3:30 after an armed man entered the business, presented a pistol in his waistband, and demanded money.

Franklin Police are looking for this vehicle that the robber left in.  The vehicle had a temp tag and damage on the drivers side read corner panel. Investigators are working to obtain addition footage of the suspect and vehicle.  No one was injured during the robbery.

A cash reward of up to $1,000
is available for an anonymous tip
that leads to this suspect’s identification.
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

Franklin Police need your help identifying this vacuum cleaner thief

Franklin Police need your help identifying this suspect who stole two LG vacuum cleaners valued at $1,399.98 from Lowes at 3060 Mallory Lane on 09/13/2020.  He left the store in a blue Chevrolet Impala.  There is a cash reward for information in this case.

Recognize him?

Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

or click to submit an anonymous eTip



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