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.


New video gives closer look at repeat Franklin shoplifters

New, better video is being released of two suspects wanted in a series of shoplifting cases from the CoolSprings Galleria. The two arrived in this dark colored SUV, on March 20 and March 23, and stole designer sunglasses & fragrances. There is a cash reward if you know who they are.

Previously released video

Recognize them?
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
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Remembering Officer Jeff Carson; Live feed to the memorial, procession information

Officer Jeff Carson’s funeral service will be carried live on NewsChannel 5’s Facebook, for anyone unable to attend in person.

Funeral Service
Saturday, April 2, 2022 | 10:00 a.m.

Brentwood Baptist Church
7777 Concord Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027

The motorcade from the church to the graveside service will travel Concord Rd to Franklin Rd, to Mack Hatcher, to Murfreesboro Rd, to the Public Square, to Main Street, to Columbia Ave, past Franklin Police Headquarters, to Williamson Memorial,3009 Columbia Avenue, Franklin, TN 37064

In the procession, the hearse will be immediately followed by Jeff’s Chevelle, a special car to him, and his assigned police car, Unit #33.

The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Franklin Police Department’s Law Enforcement Assistance Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization that provides financial assistance to Franklin Police Officers during unexpected life events, and college scholarships to officers’ children.

Franklin Police HQ lit in blue in honor of Officer Jeff Carson


Additional information on tonight’s Amber Alert, in Franklin

UPDATE: Child Safely Located; Lumpkin remains at-large

This evening’s Amber Alert stems from a February 27 domestic, in which the missing child’s non-custodial father brought him to a Franklin hotel room that the couple was sharing. While there, the father assaulted the child’s mother, and then left with the child prior to officers arriving.

After the mother told officers that she felt the child was safe with his father, Franklin Police obtained an arrest against the father for Domestic Assault.

After being re-contacted by the child’s mother, yesterday, and advised that the child and his father were still unaccounted for, and have not been seen since the February 27 domestic in Franklin, Detectives obtained an additional arrest warrant for the child’s father, Sharles Lumpkin, for Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, and requested that the TBI issue an Amber Alert.

If you have any information, you are urged to call 1-800-TBI-FIND


Police arrest two in the 2020 murder of Jamarcus Esmon

Franklin Police arrested two suspects today in the 2020 murder of Jamarcus Esmon. Esmon was only 26 when he was gunned down on Edgewood Boulevard on June 27, 2020. Franklin Detectives developed evidence that they recently presented to a Williamson County Grand jury, identifying 23-year-old Kiontez Waters as the shooter. The Grand Jury indicted Waters, charging him with First Degree Murder, Aggravated Assault Resulting in Death, and Unlawful Possession of a Firearm. Waters is being held on a $100,000 bond.

That same Grand Jury heard investigator testimony against 32-year-old Stephanie Holt, and indicted her for aiding Waters following Esmon’s murder. Her bond was set at $10,000.

Waters, formerly of Franklin, was residing in Nashville. Holt, also previously from Franklin, now resides in Columbia. Franklin and Metro Police arrested Waters this afternoon outside a Spring Hill gas station. Franklin and Columbia Police arrested Holt a short time later at her Columbia home.

The violence that was perpetrated against Jamarcus Esmon deeply impacted the Franklin community, especially his loved ones. Today’s arrests were a result of tireless work by investigators, who personally called Esmon’s family with news of the arrests moments after they were made.


Update: New photo of fraud suspect shows unique neck tattoo

Check out this new photo that shows a credit card fraud suspect’s unique neck tattoo. Franklin Police are hoping someone might recognize the man.

He used stolen credit card information to make a $4,000 purchase at the Franklin Home Depot. There is a cash reward of up to $1,000 available if you know who he is.

Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip


Update: Franklin Police release photos of accomplice vehicle in Sunday’s violent robbery

Police in Franklin are releasing photographs of the maroon Dodge Durango that dropped off two armed robbers at the Market Master gas station on Columbia Avenue, Sunday night. Pay close attention to the dark rims on the SUV, as well as the damage to the driver’s side.

One suspect has been arrested, but detectives are still working to identify a gunman, as well as a third suspect who was driving this vehicle.

There is a cash reward for information
that leads to additional arrests in this case. 

Crime Stoppers
(615) 794-4000
click to submit an anonymous eTip



New Video: Franklin Police seeking gunman and getaway driver in gas station robbery

Detectives in Franklin are releasing new video from a Sunday night armed robbery at the Columbia Avenue Market Master gas station. Shortly after the robbery, officers arrested 26-year-old Tyshawn Hoesay, of Nashville, hiding in a nearby parking lot. Hoesay remains behind bars. The search continues, however, for the gunman wearing the red hoodie in this video. The hoodie had the word “Trap” in white lettering on the chest and side of the hood. 

Franklin Police are also seeking information about a third suspect, the driver of a maroon Dodge Durango, who dropped the robbery suspects off, and then left them behind as officers began to flood the area.

If you have information about the black male gunman in this video, or the driver of Dodge Durango, you are urged to call Crime Stoppers. There is a cash reward for information that leads to their arrests. 

Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
click to submit an anonymous eTip


Update: New video of suspect vehicle in theft of several vehicles and trailers from Columbia Avenue business


Detectives have found new video in  a case where thieves rammed through a security gate, stealing three specialty vehicles and two trailers from Foriest Tree Care in Franklin, Sunday.

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.

There is a cash reward for information,
Call Crime Stoppers:
(615) 794-4000
or click to submit an anonymous eTip

Update: Suspect charged with Criminal Homicide after shooting Franklin man

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.