A Franklin couple was cited for theft by deception under $10,000 in connection with alleged incidents involving the Housing Authority of Franklin.

Jimmy D. Stafford, 52, and 49 year-old Linda J. Stafford, 49, was cited on Thursday, July 16.

The complaint warrants said the Staffords allegedly signed documents with the housing authority from 2016 through 2019 indicating their only income was from Social Security.

The warrants said it was determined that Jimmy Stafford was allegedly working for cash for at least three years earning $400 per week.

The warrants also said $1,000 was already repaid to the housing authority, but $8,139 dollars is allegedly unpaid.

Franklin Police Lt. Dale Adams issued the citations.

A Portland, Tennessee woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision on Scottsville Road at the intersection of Rapids Road on Friday, July 17.

Susan M. Young, 50, was taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to The Medical Center at Franklin following the collision that happened at about 5:40 p.m.

The Franklin Police Collision report said Ms. Young was the driver of a 2015 KIA Soul involved in the collision with a 2014 Toyota Four Runner driven by Zack E. Saxton, 31, of Bowling Green.

The collision report said Ms. Young was turning from Rapids Road onto Scottsville Road and Saxton was west bound on Scottsville Road when the collision occurred.

Officer Jenna Trodglen investigated.

Franklin Police arrested a Mount Juliet, Tennessee man on a drug possession charge at Super 8 Motel on Nashville Road on Wednesday, July 15.

Russell Sherman Scott, 37, was charged with possession of a controlled substance — drug unspecified and second-degree disorderly conduct.

The arrest citation said police were called in reference to a man acting strangely in a room at the motel where they made contact with Scott.

The citation said a syringe with an unknown substance was allegedly found in the room.

Officer Caleb Holloway made the arrest at about 12:15 p.m.

A Hendersonville, Tennessee woman was arrested by Franklin Police on multiple charges on Friday, July 10.

The offense report said Danielle C. Collins, 38, was originally taken into custody at Sudden Service Truck Stop on Scottsville Road for intoxication in a public place for both controlled substance and alcohol and endangering the welfare of a minor.

The report said after being taken to the Simpson County Jail she was allegedly found in possession of four pills.

Ms. Collins was then charged with promoting contraband, second-degree possession of controlled substance — drug unspecified, third-degree possession of a controlled substance — drug unspecified and prescription controlled substance not in proper container.

Officer Travis Frank made the arrests.

Franklin Police cited a Mountain Pike, Arkansas woman on two drug related charges on Friday, July 10.

Callista A. Rice, 31, was cited on charges of possession of a controlled substance — methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia buy or possession.

The citation said the charges were placed after suspected methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia items were allegedly found in a vehicle near where Ms. Rice was sitting as a passenger.

Police made contact with the vehicle in the parking lot in front of Hayes Shoes on Nashville Road at about 6:15 p.m.

Officer Travis Frank issued the citation.

Franklin Police is investigating an estimated $3,000 damage to a storage shed door at the police department firing range on Blackjack Road.

The offense report said the damage caused the door to be jammed and would not open when it was discovered on Tuesday, July 14.

Nothing was listed as being stolen from the building.

A two-vehicle collision on Nashville Road at the traffic light in front of Walmart injured two Franklin men on Tuesday, July 7.

Taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to The Medical Center at Franklin were 56 year-old Keith D. Reed, and 73 year-old Edward L. Reesor.

The Franklin Police Collision Report said Reed was the driver of a 2006 Pontiac G6 and Reesor was the driver of a 2016 Chevrolet Colorado involved in the collision.

The collision report said the traffic light was not working and vehicles were stopping to let other vehicles through the intersection when the collision occurred at 1:35 p.m.

Officer Tyler Anderson filed the collision report.

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