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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Crime Stoppers cash offered for counterfeiter ID

Video

A cash reward is being offered to anyone who can identify either of these individuals. The man in the brown jacket passed a fake $100 at a Cool Springs restaurant in Franklin. Investigators believe he was with the man in the hood.

Call Crime Stoppers if you recognize them:
(615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Serial shoplifter identified; Cash reward for information on his whereabouts

On March 2, Franklin Police asked for help from the public to identify a serial shoplifter suspected in several area Target store thefts.

That suspect has been identified as Michael Whitlow, who is now wanted by Franklin Police for Theft and Assault after he attempted stealing two vacuum cleaners from Franklin’s Columbia Avenue Target.

During his getaway, Whitlow assaulted store security, who tried holding him for police.

Call Crime Stoppers
if you know where he is:
(615) 794-4000

or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Beloved Franklin Police Lieutenant (retired), Richard Verbosky, passes away

(Below obituary courtesy Williamson Memorial)

Richard Alan Verbosky, age 69 of the Bethesda Community passed away March 9, 2020.

He was a 1968 Graduate of Father Ryan High School. He served in the U.S. Army as a tank commander in the Vietnam era, seeing duty overseas there and in Germany.

He joined the Franklin Police Department in 1984 beginning a career that spanned thirty years of benevolent service to the community. Richard’s assignments, prior to being promoted to Lieutenant in 1996, included patrol, SWAT, and field training, serving as an officer, instructor, and sergeant, as well as sergeant over the Police Auxiliary. In his most recent assignment, Lt. Verbosky oversaw the Patrol Division’s Bravo Shift, K9 Unit, Traffic Unit, Flex Unit, Dive team, and Mounted Patrol. He was an avid equestrian and played an integral role in the resurrection of the Mounted Patrol in 2009 and subsequently organized two training classes in Franklin, which drew mounted patrol police officers from across the country.

Lt. Verbosky was active in the community and was a member of the local chapters of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Elks Lodge. His many personal and professional accomplishments aside, Richard is most grateful for the love, companionship and support he shared with his wife, Donna. Richard exemplified the values of hard work, compassion and devotion to community that are characteristic of a true Tennessean and diligent officer of the law. Throughout his career he demonstrated the utmost professionalism, ability, and integrity, winning the unbridled respect and admiration of his colleagues, fellow officers and a grateful public.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Ralph (Patricia) Jacklin; grandchildren, Burgandy Sullivan and Robert Jacklin and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted 12:00 Noon PM, March 14, 2020 at Williamson Memorial Funeral Home, Chief Deb Faulkner and Darren Tyler will officiate. Interment will be at a later date at Middle Tennessee Veterans Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


VISITATION:

Saturday, March 14th, 2020 10:00am – 12:00pm
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home
3009 Columbia Avenue | Franklin, Tennessee

 

SERVICE INFORMATION:

Saturday, March 14th, 2020 12:00pm
Williamson Memorial Funeral Home

 

Visit Williamson Memorial for more information

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Reward offered for ID of serial shoplifter wanted by Franklin Police

Franklin Police & Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information on a serial shoplifter suspected in several area Target store thefts.

Last week he tried stealing two vacuum cleaners, valued at $850, from Franklin’s Columbia Avenue Target. He left the merchandise behind and fled after resisting security who tried holding him for police. The suspect was driving the white truck, pictured here.

Recognize him?
Cash in with Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000

or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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