Suspect arrested following shooting, pursuit in Franklin

A suspect is behind bars after shooting a man during an argument this afternoon, in Franklin. It happened at around 2pm in the parking lot at 1110 W. Main Street. Arriving officers spotted the suspect fleeing from the scene in his vehicle.

The suspect, 21-year-old Tijan Kabba, of Franklin, attempted evading officers before being captured near Liberty Pike and Royal Oaks Boulevard after a brief pursuit. Kabba struck a vehicle and jumped several curbs before bailing out of the car and then fleeing on foot. Franklin Police Officers captured Kabba moments later. A juvenile who was in the car with Kabba was questioned and released to a parent. With regards to the minor, Kabba was charged with aggravated kidnapping for not allowing her to exit the vehicle immediately following the shooting and assault for punching the minor in the face.

The 18-year-old victim was transported to Vanderbilt Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries. Charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Kidnapping, Evading arrest with a motor vehicle, and Assault, Kabba is being held in the Williamson County Jail on $360,000 bond. He is due in court April 9th.

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Citizen tips lead to arrest in Berry Farms counterfeit case

Prince Myles
Age: 25
Nashville, TN

On February 12, Franklin Police asked for the public’s help with identifying the suspect in this video, who passed a fake $100 bill at a Berry Farms gas station. Citizen tips led detectives to 25-year-old Prince Myles.

Charged with Criminal Simulation, a Class-E Felony, Myles is being held in the Williamson County Jail on a $30,000 bond.

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Four held following capture during in-progress auto burglaries

Four suspects arrested early this morning on auto burglary charges are behind bars in Williamson County. At 2:45 Wednesday morning, Franklin Police were summoned to an apartment complex on N. Royal Oaks Boulevard after an alert resident reported seeing several men in hoodies checking car door handles.

Arriving officers ultimately located and arrested four suspects from Nashville and recovered several stolen items. Each of the suspects were charged with Auto Burglary, x4 counts of Attempted Burglary, and Felony Criminal Conspiracy. Suspect ages and bonds are listed below. All four are due in court on March 19.

  1. Acuma Juma,      18: $180,000
  2. Ochon Abdu,       19: $ 50,000
  3. Nokrac Michael,  18: $ 180,000
  4. Eric Mario,           19: $ 85,000

Franklin Police say that the immediate call from an alert citizen and quick officer arrivals led to these arrests.

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Franklin man arrested for third DUI

John Jervis
Age: 28
Franklin, TN

A Franklin man is out on bond after being arrested for his third DUI, Thursday. At 2:07 a.m., officers stopped 28-year-old John Jervis, a convicted felon on probation, for traveling 47 in a 30 on Murfreesboro Road near downtown Franklin. Officers determined that Jervis was impaired and arrested him.

Charged with DUI – 3rd Offense, Driving on a Revoked Driver’s License, and Speeding, Jervis is free on the $8,500 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court on March 19.

Every day, almost 30 people in the U.S. die in drunk-driving crashes.
DUI crashes claim more than 10,000 lives per year (www.nhtsa.gov).

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Armed, impaired driver arrested after crashing car while evading police

Justin Newman
Age: 23
Lebanon, TN

Justin Newman, 23, of Lebanon, was arrested early Sunday morning after crashing his vehicle into a fence. It happened at 3:15 am.

Newman fled down I-65 S at a high rate of speed after an officer attempted to pull him over. Witnesses called in a vehicle that crashed into a fence on Goose Creek Bypass a short time later. Arriving officers determined that Newman was the driver who had fled, and that he was impaired. Officers spotted a handgun wedged between his driver’s seat and center console.

Charged with DUI, Felony Evading, and Possession of a Firearm While Impaired, Newman is free on the $3,500 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court on March 5.

Drive Drunk, Get Nailed
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Domestic assault suspect held on $200,000 bond

Corzell Esmon
Age: 44
Franklin, TN

Corzell Esmon, 44, of Franklin, was arrested after assaulting his ex-girlfriend and another woman, Friday night.

Officers were summoned to a Franklin home after Esmon struck his ex in the face and then struck a second woman in the head after she came to her friend’s aid. Esmon was gone before officers arrived, but located and arrested, Monday. 

Esmon, charged with two counts of assault, is being held in the Williamson County Jail on a $200,000 bond. He is due in court on February 20. Esmon is a convicted felon. 

Visit the Franklin Police Department’s website
for information on how to get
help & protection from domestic violence
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Officers nab in-progress auto burglar, credit alert citizen for calling police

Richmond Tanner Atkins
Age: 21
Franklin, TN

A citizen tip and quick response by Franklin Police led to the arrest of an in-progress auto burglar early Sunday morning. Shortly before 5:30 a.m., officers responded to the Marriott’s Residence Inn, on Meridian Boulevard, after an alert citizen reported seeing a man with a flashlight looking into vehicles & checking car door handles in the parking lot.

Arriving officers encountered the suspect, 21-year-old Richmond Tanner Atkins of Franklin. While speaking with Atkins, officers saw several bags and other items in his car, ultimately determining he had recently stolen those items from vehicles in the parking lot.

Officer arrested Atkins, charging him with x2 counts of Auto Burglary, x2 counts of theft, Drug Possession, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Additional charges are expected. Atkins is a convicted felon, out on probation. He is currently being held on a $40,500 bond.

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