On Monday night at approximately 7:00 pm, a Franklin Police Officer, in plain clothes, was conducting a police investigation in an attempt to get a stolen semi-automatic pistol off the streets. He contacted the individual who had the stolen gun and wanted to sell it. During the interaction, two suspects pointed guns at the Police Officer, grabbed the money for the transaction, and fled the scene. The suspects were apprehended last night and charged with aggravated robbery. Zachary Smith and Kendrell Ellison were given a $350,000 bond. Daniel Miller was given a $500,000 bond. Suspects are due in court December 8th.
The first robbery happened Tuesday night at the Galleria Boulevard Taco Bell. Two black males arrived in a black Nissan Altima at around 10:00 pm, shortly before the restaurant was scheduled to close.
They announced the robbery as they entered. One of the robbers began threatening employees with a gun. They ordered everyone to the ground before separating the manager from the other employees, ordering him to surrender the restaurant’s cash.
No one was injured during that robbery.
Then, at around 10:30 Wednesday night, a resident at the IMT Cool Springs Apartments on Gillespie Drive was in the parking lot when he was approached from behind and struck in the head.
The assailant beat and shot at the victim during the robbery. Thankfully, the victim was not struck by gunfire. The suspect fled on foot and remains at large.
Apartment residents with personal home surveillance cameras are asked to check their footage for anything that might help to identify a suspect.
Detectives do not believe the two robberies are related and are asking anyone with information in either case to call Crime Stoppers.
There is a cash reward of up to $1,000.
Detectives in Franklin hope someone might recognize two suspects wanted for burglarizing a pharmacy. At 8:19 Sunday morning, December 1, officers were dispatched to a burglar alarm at Pharmerica, a private supply pharmacy on Seaboard Lane. Arriving officers found the front door pried open. The suspects fled with thousands in narcotics prior to officers arriving.
A cash reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for information in this case.
Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information on a suspect wanted for using a stolen credit card. It happened at the Columbia Avenue Target. The suspect got away with more than $300 in merchandise.
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Franklin Police and Crime Stoppers are offering a cash reward for information that leads to the identification and arrest of this suspect. He’s wanted for using for using a cloned credit card to load gift cards he ‘bought’ at the Publix in both Berry Farms & Fieldstone Farms. Call Crime Stoppers if you recognize him.
Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000
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A neighborhood video of a teen attempting to burglarize a vehicle has connected him to other cases in Franklin, and throughout middle Tennessee.
Jordan Caleb Walker Age: 18 Madison, Tennessee
Gateway Village residents shared this video on their neighborhood page, and with Franklin Police. It shows 18-year-old Jordan Walker getting out of a stolen car to see if a potential victim’s truck was unlocked. The video and other evidence linked Walker to two February 4 Gateway Village neighborhood auto burglaries. In both of those cases, unlocked vehicles were entered and valuables inside were stolen. The vehicle you see Walker driving in the video was stolen in a Nashville carjacking.
Franklin Police have obtained warrants charging Walker with two counts of Vehicle Burglary, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Felony Theft. Walker is currently being held in the Sumner County Jail on several similar charges.
In addition to good police work by several law enforcement agencies working together, Franklin Police credit technology and neighborhood networks that allow for the sharing of videos, like this one.
Franklin Police want to remind residents that removing your valuables every night and simply locking your car doors greatly reduce your chances of becoming the victim of an opportunistic criminal. As evidenced in this video, when Walker found the doors to this vehicle locked, he simply moved on.
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.
October 31, 2018:At about 4:45 last Friday afternoon, a suspect snatched a display tray of about a dozen tennis bracelets from the hands of a salesperson in Grogan Jewelers, located inside the CoolSprings Galleria. He got away with more than $80,000 in jewelry.
Franklin Police have identified the suspect as 18-year-old Jario Godinez of Smithville. Godinez knows that he is wanted, and police now consider him a fugitive. A Crime Stoppers cash reward is being offered to anyone who provides information leading to Godinez’s capture.
Franklin Police want to identify this suspect, wanted for stealing merchandise from the Cool Springs Stein Mart on October 11. Recognize him? Information on his identity is worth up to $1000 with an anonymous call to Crime Stoppers: (615)794-4000, or click to submit an anonymous eTip.
Franklin Police are offering a Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 for information that helps to identify this thief. She used stolen credit cards to charge more than $5,000 at the CoolSprings Galleria on September 22.
The victim’s cards were stolen at a Nashville Panera Bread shortly before this suspect started using them.
Recognize her? Call Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000 or click to submit an anonymous eTip