Shirley Tucker has been located, alive, in a creek bed near Grace Healthcare. A Williamson County Emergency Management K9 and Franklin Fire Department thermal imaging equipment were instrumental in locating her.
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On March 4, we asked for the public’s help to identify a suspect wanted for attempting to pass a counterfeit $100 bill at the Cool Springs Boulevard Walgreens. Thanks to members of the public who answered that call for help, she’s been identified as 20-year-old Rashida Groomster, of Madison. Groomster is currently in custody in Davidson County; charges in Franklin are pending.
The Franklin Police Department is thankful to the news media who helped us reach the public, and for engaged citizens who came forward with information. You made a difference.
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Last month Franklin Police asked the public to help identify this suspect. He was caught on video stealing DVD movies from the Cool Springs Target. Thanks to citizen tips, the suspect was identified and arrested.
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Franklin Police have charged 18-year-old Ryan Craddock, of Nashville, with Aggravated Robbery. Just before 8:00 p.m. on January 31, a victim was robbed at gunpoint at the Murfreesboro Road Bank of America, in Franklin.
Citizen tips led investigators to Craddock as a possible suspect. Working with other law enforcement agencies across middle Tennessee, Franklin Police uncovered evidence identifying Craddock as the suspect in these photos.
Franklin Police Detectives are working closely with other law enforcement agencies to see if Craddock could be connected to other crimes.
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In January, Franklin Police asked for your help to identify two shoplifters, wanted for stealing several Fitbit fitness trackers from the Cool Springs Target. Citizens tips led to their identification as Raymond Worden, 27, of Smyrna and 24-year-old Victoria Henn of Antioch.
Both suspects have been arrested and are due in court to face theft charges on February 14. The Franklin Police Department is thankful to an engaged community of citizens willing to help identify suspects caught on camera, like Worden and Henn.
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Early this morning, Franklin Police Officers working a special anti-crime detail attempted to stop a suspicious vehicle on Downs Boulevard near Willowsprings Boulevard. During that attempted traffic stop, one of the occupants pointed a gun at police before the driver of that vehicle crashed into a field near New Hope Academy. All three suspects bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers quickly captured one of the suspects. He was armed with two handguns at the time of his arrest. A second suspect, who was hiding in a shed behind New Hope Academy, was captured a short time later. The suspect vehicle was determined to have been stolen out of Nashville.
Additional officers arrived and began scouring the area for the final, at-large suspect, who also may be armed. Officers worked with New Hope Academy administration to search the inside of the school before students began arriving, and have had officers stationed at the school while the search for the suspect continues. Franklin Police alerted citizens not to leave their vehicles running and unattended, and to keep their car doors, homes, and outbuildings locked while going about their morning activities.
Police are still trying to locate a light-skinned, black male teenager who was wearing all black clothing. As time passes, the likelihood increases that the suspect may have gotten a ride out of the area. Franklin Police continue to be present at and around New Hope Academy as a precaution.
The suspects currently in custody are a 17-year-old male and an 18-year-old female, both from Nashville.
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On October 26, Franklin Police began investigating an $80k snatch & grab theft from Grogan Jewelers, located inside the CoolSprings Galleria. Investigators quickly identified the suspect as Jario Godinez, who snatched about a dozen tennis bracelets out of the hands of a sales associate.
Captured in Texas, Godinez was booked into the Williamson County Jail on January 12. FPD Flex Team Officers conducting a fugitive investigation tracked Godinez to an address in Dallas. Officers in Franklin coordinated with Dallas Police who arrested Godinez when he tried to flee out the back door of a Dallas home on December 28. Several tennis bracelets were found on Godinez at the time of his arrest.
Godinez was extradited to Franklin and charged with Felony Theft. He remains behind bars at the Williamson County Jail on a $100,000 bond.
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