A Simpson County deputy sheriff was injured during an arrest at a Clark Street residence on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

 Matt Freeman was bitten twice on his left leg by a Labrador Retriever. Freeman received two large lacerations and was treated at The Medical Center at Franklin.

 A 60-year-old Franklin man was arrested on multiple charges in connection with the incident. Robert A. Carlton was charged with third-degree assault involving a police officer, resisting arrest, harboring a vicious animal, dogs to be vaccinated against rabies and third-degree criminal mischief.

 Deputy sheriff Steve Burke's report said Freeman and other officers were attempting to serve a bench warrant on Carlton at Carlton's Clark Street residence when a man identified as Carlton was allegedly observed moving inside the residence. The report said entry was made into the residence at which time the law enforcement officers were met by a barking dog in a bedroom.

 Burke's report said Carlton was found hiding in a closet by sheriff's department sergeant Eddie Lawson and after a brief struggle was taken into custody.

 The report said the dog was not outwardly aggressive other than barking, but bit Freeman while Freeman was taking Carlton to a patrol car.

 Freeman's uniform was destroyed.

 The report said the dog had also not been vaccinated for rabies.

 Freeman is off duty recovering from his injuries.

 Carlton was charged with failure to appear in the bench warrant issued in Simpson District Court.


SNbSA Franklin woman was charged with assault after she allegedly stabbed another Franklin woman on Thursday, Aug. 6.

 Kandie M. Turner, 40, was arrested at about 12:40 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7 by Simpson County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Cory Jones at Ms. Turner's residence in the 2,500 block of Russellville Road.

 The press release issued by Jones said Ms. Turner allegedly stabbed Vanessa McGraw, 29, with a knife during a verbal argument between the two women at Ms. Turner's residence.

 The altercation allegedly happened at about 9:40 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 6, three hours prior to the arrest.

 The arrest report issued by Jones said Ms. McGraw was allegedly stabbed twice, once on her right elbow and also near her left middle torso.

 Ms. McGraw was taken to The Medical Center at Franklin for treatment.

 Ms. Turner was lodged in the Simpson County Jail.


 A Franklin man was arrested on two theft charges on Friday, Aug. 7.

 James R. Taylor, 30, was arrested on charges of theft by unlawful taking over $500 but under $10,000 and theft by deception under $500.

 Taylor was arrested by Simpson County Deputy Sheriff Nathaniel Downey.

 An arrest warrants said the theft by unlawful taking charge stems from the alleged theft of $2,129 worth of power tools and hand tools from a basement in the 400 block of Hendricks Street on June 1. It said some of the stolen items were recovered at two pawn shops.

 Another arrest warrant said the theft by deception charge was placed after Taylor allegedly pawned stolen tools at a pawn shop on June 4 and June 11.

 The case was investigated by Franklin Police Officer Monta Cherry.


SNbSFire, believed intentionally set, destroyed an abandoned house at 1025 Bracken-Prices Mill Road in west Simpson County on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

 Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue was called to the structure at 10:03 p.m. and were on the scene for just over four hours.

 Fire chief Leslie Goodrum said a neighbor living about a mile from the burned structure saw a fire while walking his dog. Goodrum said the neighbor went to investigate, found the location of the fire and called authorities.

 Goodrum said the large two-story, brick structure was already fully engulfed by the blaze when the neighbor called authorities.

 Its believed nothing was inside the abandoned structure.

 There were no injuries.


SNbSA pair of traffic accidents occurring at the same time less than a tenth of a mile of each other on I-65 in Simpson County injured two people on Wednesday, Aug. 5.

 Joseph E. Bollinger, 48, of Greenbrier, Tennessee and Savannah F. McCombs, 18, of Oak Hill, Ohio were both taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to The Medical Center at Franklin.

 Simpson County Deputy Sheriff Steve Burke investigated both collisions that happened between the southbound seven and eight mile markers at 3:53 p.m.

 Burke's report said Bollinger was the driver of a 2015 Freightliner semi-tractor trailer that was struck by another semi tractor trailer, a 2007 Volvo driven by Maurice Anderson, 51, of Louisville.

 The report said Anderson began to slow down to avoid striking a passenger car that began to skid and spin. The car that Burke said was driven by Ms. McCombs eventually struck the barrier wall and traveled back to the center lane of the interstate. Bollinger drove to the shoulder of the interstate to avoid striking Anderson's truck that was skidding on the wet pavement.

 The report said the collision occurred after Bollinger's truck began scraping the barrier wall.

 Another report filed by Burke said the 2005 Dodge Stratus driven by Ms. McCombs began to hydroplane on the wet roadway, at which time she over corrected causing the car to spin. The rear of the car struck the concrete median barrier and then traveled across the left and middle lanes of the interstate before coming to a final rest in the left lane.


 The Simpson County Sheriff's Office received a call from a pharmacist at CVS Pharmacy in Franklin advising that some of their customers are receiving calls from unknown persons stating their debit card that's used at the pharmacy is expired. The unknown person is asking customers for personal information.

 The sheriff's office says this is a scam and that CVS does not call asking for personal information. The sheriff's office advises residents to never give any personal information over the telephone.


SNbSA Franklin woman was injured in a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Main Street and Highland on Thursday, Aug. 6.

 Theresa A. Pearson, 58, was taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to The Medical Center at Franklin following the collision that happened at about 9:40 a.m.

 Franklin Police Officer Monta Cherry's report said Ms. Pearson was the driver of a 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt involved in the collision with a 2004 Ford Focus driven by Martha O. Drake, 86, of Franklin.

 Both drivers were their vehicles' only occupants.


SNbSA two-vehicle collision on West Cedar Street injured two people on Monday, Aug. 3.

 Collin M. Pennant, 39, of Miami Gardens, Florida was taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to the Medical Center at Franklin after the collision that happened at about 1 a.m.

 Franklin Police Officer Richard Vaughn's report said Pennant was the driver of a 2005 Nissan Armada involved in the collision with a 2002 Mazda 626 driven by Robert Arthur, 22, of Franklin.

 A passenger of Arthur's vehicle, Whitney Sparks, 22, of Franklin, was listed as being injured but was not listed as being taken to a medical facility.


SNbSThe operator of a motorcycle was injured in a collision between his motorcycle and a pick up truck in the 900 block of South Main Street on Saturday, Aug. 1.

 Jeffrey L. Gregory, 48, was taken by Franklin-Simpson Ambulance Service to The Medical Center at Bowling Green after the collision that happened at about 6:40 p.m.

 Franklin Police Officer Daniel Riley's report said Gregory was the operator of a 1994 Honda VF 750 involved in the collision with a 1998 Chevrolet driven by Robert J. Wilson, 18, of Franklin.

  The collision occurred in front of Fast Max gas station.


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