A fire from a turkey being deep fried was the apparent cause of a fire that gutted a residence at 780 Meador Road on Friday, Nov. 28.

 Franklin-Simpson Fire Rescue was called to the Jennifer Mallard residence at about 2:20 p.m. and were on the scene until 5:30 p.m.

 Interim Fire Chief Leslie Goodrum said the deep fryer was on the back porch of the single-story, vinyl siding residence when the fire from the deep fryer got out of control and spread inside the three-bedroom structure.

 Goodrum said the deep fryer had temporarily been left unattended when the fire got out of control.

 The Woodburn Volunteer Fire Department was called for assistance.

 No injuries were reported.


 A Franklin man was arrested on a charge of second-degree burglary on Friday, Nov. 21.

 Mark Anthony Johnson, 35, was arrested by Franklin Police Officer Charlie Drummond.

 The arrest report said Johnson allegedly forced his way into a residence about 45 minutes prior to his arrest at 2:30 a.m.

 Johnson was also charged with violation of a Kentucky Emergency Protection Order - Domestic Violence Order.


 The Simpson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a theft at a residence in the 3,000 block of Cedar Bluff Road.

 The theft was reported Friday, Nov. 21, but happened Wednesday, Nov. 19.

 Detective Eddie Lawson's report said coins and various knives were stolen.

 A total value of the stolen property was not listed on the report.


 A total of $10,540 worth of property was stolen from a residence in the 300 block of Williamsburg Road.

 Officer Chad Moody's report said several pieces of jewelry and a handgun were stolen Tuesday, Nov. 18 between 11 a.m.--5 p.m.

 The report said a door was apparently broken through for entry.


 Franklin Police are investigating a burglary and theft at an office located in an apartment in the 1,000 block of Brookhaven Road.

 Officer Justin Casada's report said the burglary was reported Wednesday, Nov. 19, but happened between Oct. 28 -31.

 The report said some cash was the only item reported taken.

 Entrance was believed to have been gained through a back door.


 A Franklin woman was arrested on three charges stemming from the alleged use of another woman's stolen debit card.

 Betty J. Jones, 53, was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card under $500 within a six-month period, theft-receipt of stolen debit/credit card and theft of identity of another without consent.

 Ms. Jones was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 26 by Franklin Police Officer Deborah Steele.

 The arrest warrant said the debit card was used on Monday, Nov. 24 to purchase some $234 worth of items at CVS Pharmacy on South Main Street. The warrant said the same name allegedly signed for the purchase at the pharmacy was also allegedly used for a Western Union wire transfer to Nigeria.

 Franklin Police Officer Richard Vaughn was the investigating officer.


 The Simpson County Sheriff's Office is investigating the a break in and theft of prescription medication from a residence in the 500 block of Clark Street.

 Deputy sheriff Buddy McKinney's report said the break in and theft happened Thursday, Nov. 27 between 3 p.m. - 9 p.m.

 The report said a window on the back door of the house was broken out for entry.

 An attempt was also made to break into a tool box at the residence.

 The sheriff's office is also investigating the theft of a cell phone valued at $500 from a residence in the 200 block of Cropper Road.

 Another report filed by McKinney said the cellphone was also taken on Thursday, Nov. 27 between 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

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