A Franklin man was arrested on six charges including a charge of strangulation on Friday, May 15.

Jalen Bell, 27, was also charged with second-degree assault — domestic violence, fourth degree assault — domestic violence — minor injury, wanton endangerment, third-degree criminal mischief and third degree terroristic threatening.

The arrest warrant said Bell allegedly assaulted, strangled and threatened a woman on May 5 after the two had started arguing.

The warrant says during the alleged assault Bell allegedly hit the woman in the back of the head with a crowbar leaving a large bump causing her to go to The Medical Center at Franklin for treatment.

The warrant also says Bell allegedly attempted to stab the woman with a box cutter.

It said Bell also allegedly made death threats during the alleged assault.

Franklin Police Officer Clayton Montgomery obtained the arrest warrant that was served by Simpson County Deputy Sheriff Quintin Wright at Bell’s West Street residence at 10:30 p.m.

A traffic stop on I-65 in Simpson County led to the arrest of two Bowling Green men on Friday May 15.

The driver of the vehicle, 36 year-old Justin Jerome Johnson, 36, and a passenger, James Pigues, 31, were each charged with receiving stolen property — firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The arrest citations say a handgun reported stolen in Warren County was allegedly found underneath a plastic cover located under the hood of the 2008 Cadillac CTS.

Simpson County Deputy Sheriff Wyatt Harper made the arrests at about 4 p.m.

A Portland, Tennessee man faces charges in connection with the alleged theft of more than $2,300 worth of jewelry items from a showcase at Walmart in Franklin.

John Yingling, 30, is charged with third-degree criminal mischief, third-degree burglary and theft by unlawful taking $500 dollars or more but under $10,000.

The arrest warrant obtained by Franklin Police says on April 14 the suspect, identified as Yingling, allegedly pried open a showcase by lifting the glass counter top, grabbed several jewelry items and ran out of the store.

The warrant says the store was able to locate $1,467 worth of items that was allegedly dropped by Yingling on his way out. It said Yingling was able to get away with items valued at $876.

The warrant was obtained by officer Timothy Summers and served by Franklin Police Officer Clayton Montgomery on May 2.

At the time of his arrest on the warrant Yingling was also arrested on charges of speeding, possession of a controlled substance — heroin and drug paraphernalia buy and or possession.

The arrest citation said following a traffic stop by Montgomery, two spoons with a white substance were allegedly found in the vehicle driven by Yingling.

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Tennessee man and woman on a drug possession charge after observing the driver of a vehicle allegedly passed out behind the wheel with the engine running.

The driver of the vehicle, Brenton D. Anglea, 37, of Portland, was charged with possession of a controlled substance — heroin and failure of owner to maintain required insurance — security.

The passenger of the vehicle, Starr Michelle Perry, 35, of Lebanon, was charged with possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine.

She was also arrested on a Simpson District Court warrant charging her with failure to appear.

Anglea’s arrest citation said he was allegedly found in possession of a substance identified as heroin.

Ms. Perry’s arrest citation said a substance identified as methamphetamine was allegedly found in her purse. She was also allegedly in possession of two needles.

Deputy sheriff Quintin Wright made the arrests after finding the vehicle parked at the gas pumps at Sudden Service on Scottsville Road on May 2.

A Franklin woman told police her car was stolen from a parking lot on Brookhaven Road.

The Franklin Police offense report said the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero, valued at $2,500, was reported stolen on Wednesday, May 6.

The report said $245 worth of items including a cell phone, jewelry and other property were stolen from the car the previous day.

Lt. Dale Adams conducted the initial investigation.

The Simpson County Sheriff’s Office is asking the owners of abandoned utility trailers the office has located over the years to contact the sheriff’s office.

Photos along with information about the trailers are available on the Simpson County Ky Sheriff’s Office Facebook page .

Owners of the trailers should contact the Sheriff’s Office at 270-586-7425. Proof of ownership must be provided before June 8.

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