Franklin Newsroom

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option

Franklin Newsroom 

Welcome to the City of Franklin's Digital Newsroom.  News from every city department is posted here.

News Media-Watch our pre-packaged video stories or download raw high definition footage, sound bites and photos.  If you have any questions please contact our communications manager at, or our Fire Department PIO at or Police Department at

Media RAW file Library (coming soon) | YouTube Channel


Convicted felon armed with handgun charged after resisting officers investigating shots-fired call

Post Date:11/29/2017 4:00 PM

Joseph Crawford
Age: 39
Franklin, TN

A convicted felon is back behind bars after officers investigating a shots-fired call found him armed with a pistol.

At 1:15 Tuesday morning, officers responded to a disturbance on Acton Street, where shots had been fired. Arriving officers immediately encountered Joseph Crawford. Crawford began fighting with officers who were attempting to detain him. After a brief struggle, he was taken into custody. That’s when officers discovered that Crawford, a convicted felon, had a gun in his waistband.

Officers also encountered Branden Patton. Patton resisted officers who were attempting to investigate, and was arrested.



Crawford and Patton were booked into the Williamson County Jail. Crawford, charged with Resisting Stop, Halt, Frisk, and being a Felon in Possession of a Handgun remains behind bars on a $24,000 bond. Patton, charged with Resisting Stop, Halt, Frisk, and Disorderly conduct, remains jailed on the $7,000 bond set by the Magistrate. Both are due in court December 7 at 1:00 pm.









Return to full list >>