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Charges placed in connection with Franklin man's death

A Springfield, Tennessee man faces a charge of manslaughter — second degree stemming from the death of a Franklin man in April.

Timothy “TJ” Allen Davis, Jr., 33, is also charged with trafficking fentanyl and trafficking heroin.

Franklin Police say the charges are in connection with the death of Adam Duffer.

A press release states that on April 21, Franklin Police were dispatched to an address in Franklin for a male who appeared to be unresponsive and not breathing. Police arrived and performed field level aid to the male, EMS gained control of the male, who ultimately lost his life.

A full autopsy was done and in the opinion of the Medical Examiner the male, identified as Adam Duffer, age not available, died of combined drug and ethanol intoxication.

Franklin Police Detectives conducted a death investigation. The release says through that investigation it was found and believed that Davis allegedly trafficked a controlled substance that was used by Duffer, which ultimately caused him to lose his life.

Davis was indicted by a Simpson County Grand Jury on the charges, which are all Class C Felonies in Kentucky.

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Davis on an indictment warrant on Nov. 10. He was later released on a $10,000 cash bond.

Arraignment for Davis was held November 15 in Simpson Circuit Court. A discovery conference is scheduled on January 24, 2022.

Police say further investigations are pending.

Franklin Police Detective Travis Frank placed the charges against Davis.

An indictment is a formal charge by a grand jury and is not proof of guilt.

Left: The start of the lunar eclipse is pictured Friday during the early morning hours.. Right: The lunar eclipse is pictured in process Friday morning.

The Lunar Eclipse is pictured in process on Friday morning.

7th Annual Agricultural Appreciation Breakfast kicks off National Farm-City Week

National Farm-City Week began Friday, Nov. 19. In order to help celebrate and kick off National Farm-City Week, the Simpson County Agriculture Awareness Committee hosted the 7th Annual Agriculture Appreciation Breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 16 at 7 a.m. at the Franklin First United Methodist Church Christian Life Center (CLC).

The Simpson County Agriculture Awareness Committee is comprised of local farmers and entities which fund agriculture awareness events that includes the Simpson County Cooperative Extension Service, Farm Bureau Federation, Chamber of Commerce, Soil Conservation District, and Ohio Valley Insurance. This breakfast is our way of saying “Thank You” to the farmers who work diligently to raise our locally grown food. We were thrilled to host about 100 business professionals and local farmers at our breakfast this year.

The breakfast was prepared by the Brickyard of Franklin and showcased several locally grown Simpson County farm products which were provided by the following:

• Eggs — Macedonia Homestead and Huggins’ Hens

• Bacon — Jackson’s Sausage

• Ham — Simpson County 4-H; cured by Mady Meador, Jack Cushenberry and Bryce Davis

• Jams and Jellies — Farmhouse Produce

· Milk — Chaney’s Dairy Barn

Attendees had the pleasure of listening to 4-H member, Bradley Webster, speaking about his experience in the Kentucky 4-H Country Ham Project and how to cure a ham. Our featured speaker sponsored by Farm Credit Mid-America was Daniel Hayden. Daniel is a commercial cow/calf operator and broiler poultry producer as well as a newly established retail meat business in Whitesville, KY. Agriculture is his passion, with a love of storytelling and a driven curiosity to learn from others. His family installed the first poultry viewing room in the United States. He spoke about the importance of being present as an agriculture representative and our role to “keep a seat at the table.” His message embodied the thought that we need to continue to educate everyone about our food supply and the challenges our farmers face.

Agriculture always needs to keep a seat at the decision-makers’ table to ensure that we can continue to provide safe, affordable food products that everyone has come to expect.

Two country hams cured by a Simpson County 4-H members Hannah Meador and Cameron Huggins were auctioned off. The hams were purchased by Farm Credit Mid-America and Ohio Valley Insurance. Thanks to these two gracious purchases along with an anonymous donation, $1,400 was raised that will go directly to funding the Simpson County 4-H Country Ham Project. This will fund 23 Simpson County youth in the country ham project next year.

As we celebrate National Farm-City Week that every time we sit down at the supper table we are participating in agriculture.

Franklin man charged in connection with fatal overdose

A Franklin man has been charged with manslaughter — second degree in connection with a fatal overdose in July.

Jefraye Ahmad Warfield, 37, is also charged with trafficking controlled substance — second or more offenses — cocaine and trafficking controlled substance — Carfentanil or fentanyl derivatives.

The Simpson County grand jury indicted Warfield on the charges on Nov. 10.

He is lodged in the Simpson County Jail.

On July 1, the Simpson County Sheriff’s Office responded to Woodland Apartments in Franklin for an unresponsive person, according to a press release. A person was found dead in an apartment building. Preliminary signs indicated the person died from a drug overdose.

The release said through investigation it was learned that Warfield allegedly provided the drugs that caused the fatal overdose.

The name of the deceased person in the case was not released.

The sheriff’s office was assisted by Franklin Police, the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force, Simpson County EMS and Simpson County Coroner’s Office.

An indictment is a formal charge by a grand jury and is not proof of guilt.