Franklin Police want to identify two suspects who used a stolen credit card to ‘purchase’ $1,000 in gift cards, Sunday night. The credit card they used was slipped out of a woman’s purse at another Cool Springs store just prior. There is a cash reward for anyone who can help police identify them.
A Franklin man is facing several charges after attempting to evade officers, Sunday.
At 4:15 am, an officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed down I-65 S near Cool Springs. The driver, 31-year-old Lucas Jenkins, eventually pulled over on the Murfreesboro Road exit ramp. When the officer got out of her vehicle to approach, Jenkins sped away. The officer caught back up with Jenkins a short time later and determined he was impaired. A loaded handgun was found in the vehicle next to Jenkins.
During his arrest, Jenkins claimed to be a sergeant with another law enforcement agency, which was later determined to be false.
Charged with DUI, Failure to Maintain a Lane, Felony Evading, Possession of a Firearm While Intoxicated, Criminal Impersonation, Filing a False Report, Open Container, and having an outdated driver’s license, Jenkins is free on a $33,000 bond. He is due in court January 16.
Franklin Police are offering a Crime Stopperscash reward and asking for the public’s help to find Elijah Hardin. The 23-year-old bailed out of a car and fled on foot from Franklin Police during a traffic stop Friday night.
Hardin is a convicted felon with a violent history and is out of jail on probation. In addition to being wanted by Franklin Police, he is currently wanted in other jurisdictions, as well. Hardin may be armed. Call Crime Stoppers if you have information on his whereabouts.
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