At 4:00 Saturday morning, officers were dispatched to I-65 S near mile marker 59 for a single-vehicle crash. Arriving officers found significant damage to the vehicle, which had struck a guardrail. Officers determined that the driver, 33-year-old Johnathan Bernert, was impaired and arrested him. Two loaded handguns were found in Bernert’s vehicle.
Charged with DUI and Possession of a Handgun While Impaired, Bernert is free on the $3,000 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court on November 14.
Drive Drunk, Get Nailed
Mackenzie Kruger, 23 Franklin, Tennessee
An impaired driver was arrested following an injury crash on I-65 at 4:50 pm, Tuesday. Arriving officers determined that 23-year-old Mackenzie Kruger was impaired. Officers also found empty beer cans in Kruger’s vehicle.
Charged with DUI, Kruger is free on the $1,500 bond set by the Magistrate. She is due in court on October 31.
A first-time DUI offense in Tennessee includes costly fines,
court costs, legal fees, jail time, mandatory drug & alcohol treatment,
and the installation of an ignition interlock device.
In the end, a typical DUI arrest ends up costing about $10,000.
Booze It & Lose It
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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Franklin, TN – Smash and grab auto burglaries were reported at two Franklin daycares this morning. An eyewitness quickly shared information about the suspect and his vehicle allowing Detectives in Franklin to coordinate with several area law enforcement agencies, leading to the arrest of the suspect this afternoon in a Nashville motel room. Evidence from several of the burglaries was recovered inside the room.
Montague Jackson, 21, of Ft. Lauderdale, is being held in the Williamson County Jail on a $50,000 bond. Charged with Auto Burglary, Identity Theft, and Credit Card Fraud, Jackson is due in court at 1 pm on October 17.
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Shortly before 7 pm, Friday, Franklin Police Officers were summoned to the CoolSprings Macy’s after store security apprehended a shoplifter they caught fleeing with nearly $3,000 in shoplifted cologne and perfume.
Gerardo Marquez, 53, of Madison, remains behind bars today, charged with Felony Theft. Franklin Police are working to identify Marquez’s accomplice who managed to get away from security during Marquez’s capture.
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At 1:30 this morning, Franklin Police responded to Mallory Station Road and Mallory Lane after receiving a report that a vehicle had crashed into a pole. Witnesses told arriving officers that the driver of that wrecked car got into another vehicle and left the scene. Officers spotted that vehicle a short time later and ultimately arrested 20-year-old Anamaria Sharp, who was driven away from the crash scene by a relative. Officers found a fake ID in Sharp’s wrecked vehicle and determined that she used that fake ID earlier to purchase alcohol.
Charged with DUI, Using a False ID, Underage Consumption of Alcohol, Violation of the Implied Consent Law, Leaving the Scene of a Crash, and Failure to Report a Crash, Sharp is free on the $3,500 bond set by the Magistrate. She is due in court on September 26.
Drive drunk, get nailed
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An alert citizen is credited with helping Franklin Police stop four auto burglars in their tracks. The citizen called police at 2:45 Saturday morning after witnessing a group of suspects checking car door handles at Harpeth River Oaks Apartments on Champions Circle. Responding officers stopped the suspect vehicle as it was leaving the area and found recently stolen property inside.
All four suspects were arrested and charged with Vehicle Burglary: 18-year-old Nimrod Aregay, 18-year-old Jaylen Haddock, 19-year-old Deshawn Allen, and 20-year-old Ahmed Abdalla. Each of the four resides in Nashville.
Aregay and Allen have been released on the $10k bond set by the Magistrate. Abdalla and Haddock remain jailed on a $10k bond.
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Late last night Franklin Police arrested a DUI suspect after he left the scene of a crash on I-65. At 11:00 pm, Finis Hylton drove away after crashing into a vehicle on I-65 N near Cool Springs Boulevard. A nearby Williamson County Deputy spotted Hylton on Moores Lane and held him for Franklin Police.
Hylton showed several signs of impairment and was arrested. Charged with DUI and Leaving the Scene, Hylton is free on the $4,000 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court on August 29. Thankfully, no one was injured in Thursday night’s crash.