Update: Shoplifting suspect Brandon Vaughn identified, arrested

Brandon L. Vaughn | Hermitage, TN

With the help of citizen tips, Brandon Vaughn, of Hermitage, was identified and recently arrested for stealing three PS4 games from the Cool Springs Target in 2019.

Vaughn, charged with Theft, is free on the $1,500 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court on January 19.

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UPDATE: Starbucks robber Dakota O’Daniel arrested in Pennsylvania

 

With the help of citizen tips, 23-year-old Dakota O’Daniel, the gunman in the October 26 armed robbery of the S. Royal Oaks Blvd. Starbucks has been apprehended in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, where he had fled to and was hiding out.

The convicted felon is awaiting extradition to Williamson County where he will be booked for Aggravated Robbery.

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WANTED for Armed Robbery: Dakota O’Daniel

With the help of citizen tips, Franklin Police have identified 23-year-old Dakota O’Daniel as the gunman in the October 26 armed robbery of the S. Royal Oaks Blvd. Starbucks.

Officers located and impounded O’Daniel’s getaway vehicle, which belonged to his girlfriend, at a Hermitage apartment complex where the two had been staying. He, however, remains on the run.

O’Daniel is a convicted felon on probation and wanted for additional crimes in other cities. He is considered armed and dangerous and there is a cash reward being offered for information on his whereabouts. O’Daniel is 6’2″ with a slim build. He may be driving a red Ford Fusion with a Tennessee license plate of 3W1 1S7. Call 9-1-1 if you see him.

Call Crime Stoppers
with information: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Detectives release new images from Franklin Starbucks robbery; cash reward for info

Detectives in Franklin have released new images of Monday’s Starbucks robber and his getaway car. Officers responded to the South Royal Oaks Blvd location shortly before 3:30, Monday afternoon, after a man entered the business, presented a pistol, and demanded cash.

The robber was a white male with brown hair. He was wearing a camo jacket at the time of the robbery. Take a look at his car and pay special attention to the damaged driver’s side rear quarter panel.

There is a cash reward for
information in this case:
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Citizen tips land Franklin porch pirate behind bars

 

Rafael Jimenez, Jr.
Age: 45
Nashville, Tennessee

Franklin Police published this video on September 3, asking for the public’s help with identifying a package thief caught on camera. The Department received numerous tips that helped detectives develop Rafael Jimenez, Jr. as the suspect. Police have been looking for him ever since.

A break in the case came after a CrimeStoppers tip led police to a location where he was staying, yesterday in Nashville. Jimenez was arrested without incident and booked into the Williamson County Jail.

In addition to being wanted by Franklin Police, Jimenez is also wanted by Sumner, Maury, and Davidson Counties on multiple, unrelated charges.

Charged with x2 counts of Theft, x2 counts of Criminal Trespass, x2 counts of Failure to Appear on Previous Charges, and x2 Counts of Violation of Probation, Jimenez is being held in Franklin on a $34,000 bond.

Franklin Police credit Ring doorbell footage, good detective work, and engaged citizens with closing this case.

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Update on Sunday’s Aggravated Assault case at Tony’s Eat & Drink, in Franklin

Yesterday, Franklin Police released photos of two men investigators were working to identify in connection with Sunday’s aggravated assault case at a Franklin bar.

The fight broke out during the early morning hours of October 4, inside Tony’s Eat & Drink. Franklin Police were unaware anything had even happened until 3:00 a.m. when Vanderbilt contacted the Department about one of the victims being treated at the E.R.

Both individuals from the photographs came forward last night after Franklin Police released their photographs in an effort to identify them. Their interview with a detective provided additional information about the incident. Detectives are providing all of the information about this case to the District Attorney’s Office, who will help determine any applicable charges.

Conflicting information about the incident is prompting Franklin Police to urge anyone who was at Tony’s and witnessed the fight or events leading up to it to come forward.

Call Franklin Police
if you have any information:
(615) 794-2513

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Suspect arrested for Financial exploitation of an elderly person and theft of at least $10,000 but less than $60,000

Michael David Verble

DOB: 12/19/1955

Nashville, Tennessee

Michael David Verble was arrested in Hot Springs, Arkansas and is now awaiting extradition back to Williamson County Tennessee following Grand Jury indictment charges out of Williamson County from June 11th for two counts of Financial exploitation of an elderly person and theft of at least $10,000 but less than $60,000.  Mr. Verble committed these frauds while operating under the business Verble Estate Preservation and Advisors. Franklin Police Detectives began investigating this case in November 2019 after receiving a referral from Adult Protective Services.

Citizen tips ID this Franklin porch pirate; there is a cash reward for information on his whereabouts

Franklin Police published this video on September 3, asking for the public’s help with identifying a package thief. The Department received numerous tips that helped detectives develop Rafael Jimenez, Jr. as the suspect. The 45-year-old is believed to be temporarily staying with different family members and friends.

In addition to being wanted by Franklin Police for Theft and Trespassing, Jimenez is also wanted by Sumner, Maury, and Davidson Counties on multiple, unrelated charges.

Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to his whereabouts and arrest.

Know where Rafael Jimenez is?
Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip
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Investigation into the murder of Jamarcus Esmon continues; $5k reward for information

Today is Jamarcus Esmon’s birthday. He would have been 27.

On June 27, he was gunned down on Edgewood Boulevard in Franklin. Despite lifesaving efforts by Franklin Police officers and other first responders, Esmon died at the scene. A team of Franklin Police Detectives has fielded dozens of tips and investigated several leads, none of which have led us to Jamarcus’ killer – yet.

Our commitment to bring Jamarcus Esmon’s killer to justice is as tireless today as it was on the day he was killed, and we will not stop until that happens. Our hearts hurt for the Esmon family, especially today.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information
that leads detectives to Esmon’s killer.

Anyone with information is urged to call
Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can 
call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000, 
click here, or
text the keyword 615FPD
and their anonymous tip to 847411
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Franklin Police and Sheriff’s Deputies capture convicted, fleeing felon wanted on new charges

A coordinated effort between Franklin Police and Williamson County Sheriff’s Deputies has led to the capture of a convicted felon who was out on probation and wanted after failing to appear on several serious charges that include Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Burglary, and Auto Burglary.

Nicholas Owens
Age: 21
Franklin, Tennessee
(April, 2020 booking photo)

At 8:40, 21-year-old Nicholas Owens fled from a home on Grenadier Drive, in Franklin, where deputies attempted to take him into custody on the outstanding capiases. Additional Sheriff’s Office and FPD units responded and established a perimeter while air and K9 assets were deployed. Citizen calls to the 9-1-1 Center about the fleeing suspect running through their yards were instrumental in his capture, and we applaud those citizens.

Officers captured Owens at 9:20 am, outside a home on Arsenal Drive. A nearby elementary school was alerted to shelter in place during the incident. That shelter in place order was lifted following Owens’ capture.

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