This video shows what the suspects arrived in before ramming through a security gate with the stolen vehicles. Here you can see a dark-colored Nissan trailing behind. Detectives say this car, being driven away by an accomplice, is the car the thieves originally arrived in.
Guillermo Leon, a 57-year-old resident of Reville Court, in Franklin, was shot at 5:15, Tuesday night, during an argument outside of his home.
Leon had just arrived home when he and 27-year-old Brenton Johnson, who was visiting the nearby home of a relative, exchanged words. Johnson shot Leon during the argument, and Leon died at the hospital a short time later.
Guillermo Leon’s family is devastated by his loss. Franklin Police are working closely with Leon’s family to support them during a period of unimaginable trauma.
Charged with Criminal Homicide, Johnson is being held on the $400,000 bond set by the Magistrate. No word, yet, on his court date.
The victim in tonight’s shooting on Reveille Court has died. The 57-year-old was shot outside of his home during a dispute in his neighborhood. This is not a domestic-related case. The 27-year-old suspect has not yet been formally charged, but is in police custody.
The victim’s identity, information about the suspect, and the suspect’s charges will be released on Wednesday.
Our hearts hurt for the loss of a member of our community to senseless violence, and we’re praying, especially, for his family.
In April, Franklin Police asked for the public’s help with identifying a man who fled from officers attempting to arrest him for cocaine possession. That suspect has been identified as Ezekias Walton. Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information on Walton’s whereabouts.
On May 24, Franklin Police asked for the public’s help to identify the burglar in this May 18 Walgreens video, where the suspect hid inside the Murfreesboro Road store until after it closed, and then tunneled into the pharmacy through the drywall, stealing a large quantity of opioid pain killers.
Citizen tips led to the identification of the suspect as Austin Cornett. After Franklin Detectives developed information that he may be hiding out in East Tennessee, they worked with police and media there to offer a reward for information leading to Cornett’s capture.
On Monday night, Franklin Police received a tip that Cornett was hiding out in a Jacksboro home. Franklin Detectives quickly coordinated with Campbell County Deputies who arrested Cornett at that home a short time later.
Franklin Police transported Cornett from Campbell County to Williamson County today, to face his burglary charge for the May break-in at Walgreens.
Franklin Police commend the engaged citizens who came forward with information in this case that led to Cornett’s identification and capture.
Franklin Police asked for the public’s help with identifying a pharmacy burglar. Citizen tips led to the suspect’s identification as 27-year-old Austin Cornett, now wanted for Burglary.
Cornett can be seen in this May 18 Walgreen’s video, where he hid inside the Murfreesboro Road store until after it closed, and then tunneled into the pharmacy through the drywall, stealing a large quantity of opioid pain killers.
Cornett may be hiding out in the Campbell County, Tennessee area. A cash reward is being offered to anyone who can help Franklin Detectives track him down.
Know where Austin Cornett is? Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
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Update: Franklin Police asked for information from the public after a lookalike bomb was found in an outdoor trash can last week at the Williamson County Recreation Center on Fulton Greer Ln, near Mack Hatcher and Hillsboro Rd.
The facility was evacuated and the area locked down while a THP Bomb Squad worked with Franklin Police only to determine the device posed no danger. With helpful information from the public, detectives determined that that the faux TNT was a prop at a nearby church program centered on the theme of coal mining.
The Department will never take for granted our commitment to protecting our citizens, and will, without hesitation, do all we can to protect the safety of our community. We’re thankful that there was no danger nor ill-intent related to this incident.
On June 27, 2020, Jamarcus Esmon was murdered – gunned down on Edgewood Boulevard. He was 26.
With Esmon’s killer still at large, the reward for information that leads to the identification and arrest of his killer has been raised to $15,000, thanks to Governor Bill Lee, who just added $10,000 to the $5,000 reward originally offered by Franklin Police. The additional reward money is thanks to the efforts of the District Attorney General, Kim Helper.
With $15k in reward money on the table, today, Franklin Police and Esmon’s family walked the neighborhood he was murdered in, hoping that their visit will encourage witnesses to come forward.
Franklin Police will never slow in our efforts to find **** W h o K i l l e d J a m a r c u s E s m o n ***
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
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