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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Cash reward for ID of snatch-and-grab shoplifters

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information about these two. On February 8, they grabbed armfuls of clothing and ran out of the Belk Men’s Store. The couple is believed to have gotten away with about 70 t-shirts valued at more than $2,500.

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

See something? Say something.
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Recognize these shoplifters? Cash reward for information

Franklin Police want to identify two shoplifters who stole dozens of cans of spray paint. It happened on January 21 at the Hobby Lobby on Murfreesboro Road. There is a cash reward for information.

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

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Phone scammers making the rounds in Franklin

1694555161Phone scammers are at it again in Franklin. Several residents, Friday night, are reporting they received calls that make mention of warrants for their arrest, and even jail time.

The calls are simply unscrupulous attempts to swindle unsuspecting residents out of money and personal information like their Social Security number.

If you receive a call you believe is part of a scam, hang up & call police.

Children who have aging parents should talk with their loved ones about scams, and warn them to never give anyone numbers or codes to their credit cards, bank cards, or any personal or financial information over the phone.

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