Franklin Police Officer assaulted while arresting drunk driver

Nikolas Sowden
Age: 38
Dawsonville, GA

Shortly after midnight, Wednesday, an officer on patrol spotted a vehicle blocking the road at Baker’s Bridge at Carothers. The driver, 38-year-old Nikolas Sowden, had fallen asleep at the wheel. Officers determined that he was impaired, and arrested him.

Sowden’s passenger, 31-year-old Eion Graham was also impaired. After becoming belligerent with officers who were attempting to arrest the driver, Graham himself was arrested.

Eion Graham
Age: 31
Baltimore, MD

During the ordeal, Sowden, the driver, attacked the officer, telling him, “I’m gonna [explicative] you up,” before struggling with the officer and then kicking the officer in the head. Thankfully, the officer was not seriously hurt.

Sowden, charged with DUI, Obstructing Traffic, Resisting Arrest, and Assault on a First Responder, remains jailed on the $5,000 bond that was set by the Magistrate.

Graham, charged with Public Intoxication, remains behind bars on a $1,000 bond. Both are due in court on July 7.

Drive Drunk, Get Nailed.
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Recognize this shoplifter? Cash in with Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000

Police in Franklin want to identify this man. He’s wanted for stealing $375 in women’s clothing from the Mallory Lane Kohl’s. There is a cash reward for information on his identity.

Recognize him?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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WANTED by Franklin Police: Joshua Jaco

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Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information on the whereabouts of 39-year-old Joshua Jaco.

Jaco, a convicted felon, is wanted for 2-counts of Sexual Battery by an Authority Figure, stemming from a 2021 case. Detectives have been unable to locate Jaco and need your help. There is a cash reward if you know where to find him.

Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Recognize this suspect? Cash in with Crime Stoppers

Detectives in Franklin want to identify this man. He used a credit card taken during a smash & grab auto burglary in Cool Springs to buy gift cards at a Nashville Kroger.

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

Franklin Police are looking for information on these three. They’re wanted for helping themselves to a variety of name-brand children’s clothing and three designer handbags at the Cool Springs Dillard’s. The trio left in a silver Kia Optima.

There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 for a simple, anonymous call to Crime Stoppers.

Recognize them?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of Walmart shoplifter

Franklin Police are hoping someone might have information about a man who stole a Razor scooter and a mini-bike from Walmart. The total loss is more than $500, and there is a cash reward for information in the case.

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Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Franklin Police investigating Walmart jewelry theft; Pay special attention to the vehicle in this video

Police are looking for information about a suspect who stole about $2,000 in jewelry from the Franklin Walmart.

While the video you see here is poor in quality, officers are hoping that the older style vehicle the suspect left in might help someone recognize him. The white male has tattoos on his right forearm.

Call Crime Stoppers with any information:
(615) 794-4000
or click to
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Crime Stoppers cash offered for ID of Sunglass Hut Shoplifters

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers of Williamson County are offering a cash reward for information that leads to the identification of these four. They are wanted after stealing more than $1,600 in designer glasses from the Sunglass Hut in the CoolSprings Galleria.

The thieves left in a gray or silver 4-door sedan, possibly a Ford Fusion.

Recognize them?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Register: Franklin PD, May 31 Stay Safe Seminar

 

The Franklin Police Department has scheduled a free 1.5 hour seminar designed to help keep community members safe during an active shooter situation.

Because community preparedness can help save lives, Franklin Police want to share information on three main, national best practices:
Avoid, Deny, Defend.

The seminar is free and open to the public
-pre-registration is required-

Presentation2WHEN
Tuesday, May 31
10-11:30 am
WHERE
FPD Headquarters | 900 Columbia Avenue

WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Parents, teens, employers, school & church leaders, any community member.

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Media wishing to attend or interview Franklin Police staff, instructors, or attendees need to make prior arrangements with Franklin Police Public Affairs, Lt. Charles Warner.

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Update: Rooftop photographer identified, cited for trespassing

The rooftop photographer from this recently released May 4 video has been identified.

Detectives say that their review of additional facts does not support that the photographer was taking pictures of a residence, as initially reported by the complainant.

Yesterday, detectives ticketed the 18-year-old Franklin resident for Trespassing. He is due in court on June 30 at 1:00 pm.

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