Saturday, September 7, 2013

The money will need to be laundered

(From Lebanon Daily News) A 43-year-old Tennessee woman is accused of trying to steal $5,000, but that's not the interesting part of the story; police say Christie Black hid the cash in her rectum. Black's boyfriend told police he set the cash and some medication out as a trap last week because he suspected she'd been stealing. According to police, the woman became sick and threw up some of the pills, which were partially dissolved, and was bleeding severely. She was taken to the hospital, where the $5,000 was discovered and removed. 

Williamson heroes to be honored

Full Life Assembly of God will take time to honor some local heroes at a HOPE Award Service on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 11 a.m.  Featured guests include members of the local Williamson County Sheriff department, the Franklin Police department and the Franklin Fire department. A member of each department has been selected by their peers and commanders to receive recognition during this event. The following recipients will be presented with the HOPE Award: Corporal Keith Bennett/Williamson County Sheriff’s Department, Officer Clayton Cates/Franklin Police Department and Firefighter Rob Thomas/Franklin Fire Department. 

The HOPE Award is a special recognition of emergency personnel who have excelled in their job and in some unique way have given hope to their community. “We wanted to find a way to say thank you to those who give of themselves in our local emergency service departments,” says the church’s Lead Pastor, Nick Serban III. 

During the HOPE Award Service, donations will be made to charities chosen by each of the departments as another way to say thank you and to give hope to those in need. Charities will be selected by each recipient. Many local businesses have also contributed toward gift packages that will also be presented to the HOPE recipients totaling over $5,000. 

Guests are welcome to attend this event. Come early for a good seat. Full Life Assembly of God is located directly across from the Franklin Post Office at 813 Oak Meadow Drive. It was formerly the Franklin Motor Sports Sales and Service Center. 

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Friday, September 6, 2013

(From WTVF, Channel Five news)  Charges have been placed against the man who shot his estranged girlfriend and another woman inside a Madison optical store, and then turned the gun on himself.
Police said Thursday that arrest warrants have been issued against 30-year-old Charles Talley for attempted murder, aggravated assault, felony reckless endangerment, and an order of protection violation.
The incident started inside the Visionworks at 1701 Gallatin Pike around 2 p.m. Wednesday when Talley walked into the business and confronted a woman with whom he had a relationship. She was identified as 26-year-old Ronkeisha Briley.
After a short time, police said Talley opened fire, hitting Briley multiple times. She was able to flee into the back of the business. 
A 23-year-old female employee suffered a minor graze wound to the leg. She was treated and released from the hospital.
Witnesses told police Talley was driving a maroon Pontiac. 
Two officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department were very close to the scene when the call went out from dispatchers. They were able to spot Talley's vehicle as it was leaving the parking lot. 
After turning on their emergency lights and siren, officials said Talley turned on his hazard lights and pulled over. 
Before officers were able reach the suspect, police spokesperson Don Aaron said Talley pulled out a semi-automatic weapon and shot himself in the head.
Sky 5 HD aerial video showed signs of at least one gunshot through the vehicle's sunroof.
Talley survived the gunshot. 
"He was still conscious and alert when the officers approached. The officers gave him commands to exit the vehicle and get on the ground. He complied," said Aaron.
Talley and Briley were both transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. Both remained in critical, but stable condition on Thursday. 
The other female victim was transported to Skyline Medical Center. 
Nearly two dozen marked and unmarked police cars responded to the scene.
Gallatin Pike was closed in both directions from Myatt Drive to Alta Loma Road while officers conducted an investigation into the incident.
It was not the first time Talley was in trouble with the law. He was convicted earlier this summer for punching Briley.
Talley was sentenced on July 15 to 11 months 29 days in jail. Officials said all but 30 days of the sentence were suspended.
Briley took out an order of protection against Talley in July; it was for one-year and was still active at the time of Wednesday's shooting. The estranged couple has a child together.
The police affidavit for the incident said he had a prior conviction for domestic assault in 2009 against a different victim.
Talley was also charged with the murder of 20-year-old Joshua Clark in May 2002. He pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter.
He was sentenced to 15 years, at least some of which was served as part of a community corrections program.
Talley was also convicted of being a felon in possession of a weapon in 2010. He was sentenced to 18 months behind bars, but part of his time was probated. His criminal record included convictions for domestic assault in 2008 and assault in 2006.
Aaron said Talley would not have been involved in Wednesday's shooting if he had remained behind bars.
"You know, a 15 year sentence for a voluntary manslaughter conviction, and then seeing what we have here today, it's troubling," said Aaron.
Talley will be taken to jail when his medical condition allows for the transfer.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Bagged lady assaults bag lady

A repeat DUI suspect is free on bond following her most recent arrest. Tuesday night, officers were summoned to the Kroger at 1113 Murfreesboro Road after employees called to report customer creating a disturbance inside. Sharon Wilder, 56, reportedly began yelling at an employee monitoring the self-checkout area for not bagging her groceries. Responding officers determined that Wilder was impaired, and found her vehicle parked up on a curb outside of the store. In fact, officers discovered that Wilder’s vehicle was still in drive. 

Sharon A. Wilder 
Date of Birth: 01/29/1956 
613 Pembroake Lane 
Franklin, TN 37064 

Wilder, charged with DUI – 2nd Offense and Violation of the Open Container Law, is free on a $7,500 bond. 

At the time of this arrest, Wilder had a pending court date for her DUI arrest on 08/20/2013. In that case, she drove through a fence and into her neighbor’s Pembroake Lane yard before going back inside her home. In that case, Wilder was charged with DUI, Reckless Driving, Leaving the Scene of a Crash, and Failure to Report a Crash.

Rape & kidnapping suspect apprehended

George McIntosh, 40, of Franklin, is behind bars tonight on a $1 million bond, charged with Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Rape. 

Tuesday morning, officers were summoned to the apartment complex at Moher Boulevard in Franklin after a witness reported finding a woman with her wrists bound. Officers found the victim, in her 20s, outside. She was visibly upset and had apparent facial injuries. The victim reported that she had been bound by her hands and feet, drugged, and gagged in the apartment she had recently moved into with McIntosh, where he physically and sexually assaulted her at gunpoint. The victim was transported to an area hospital for medical treatment. 

Detectives found evidence supporting the victim’s allegations, and arrested McIntosh. McIntosh and his victim met on a popular dating website about one month ago. McIntosh, charged with Aggravated Kidnapping and Aggravated Rape, is being held in the Williamson County Jail on a $1 million bond. 

George J. McIntosh 
Date of Birth: 10/04/1972 
1230 Moher Blvd #203 
Franklin, TN 37064 

To send an anonymous tip to Franklin Police, text the keyword 615FPD, along with your message to 847411 (Tip411), or call Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

She should have let voice mail pick up

Franklin Police want to identify this woman who picked up and left with an iPhone someone else inadvertently left behind. 

At about 10pm on August 8, a Walmart customer forgot his iPhone at a self-checkout. Moments later, it was picked up by this woman accompanied by the man in the black shirt. 

If you think you know who they are, you can text your tip to Franklin Police. Just send the keyword 615FPD along with your tip to 847411. All tips are 100% anonymous.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Serial armed robber at large in Franklin

Detectives investigating the Saturday morning armed robbery of the Twice Daily Shell station at 229 S. Royal Oaks Boulevard have learned that the same suspect attempted a robbery at another Franklin gas station earlier that same morning. 

An officer doing a business check at the Daily’s at 1500 Columbia Avenue earlyWednesday morning was advised by the clerk that at 4:25am on 08/10/2013, a black male wearing a dust mask and armed with a handgun demanded that he open the safe. When the clerk advised the suspect that he was not able to access the safe, the suspect fled on foot. For reasons unknown, the clerk did not call police following that robbery. 

Investigators obtained these surveillance photos today of the suspect during the Columbia Avenue Shell station robbery. The suspect in both robberies is described as a black male in his mid to late 20s, 6’ with a thin build. He was wearing a dark Little Caesar’s baseball cap, a white t-shirt, and dark pants. If you recognize him or have information about this case, you are urged to call Franklin Police. 

To send an anonymous tip to Franklin Police, text the keyword 615FPD, along with your message to 847411 (Tip411), or call Crime Stoppers at (615) 794-4000