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"Anyone who comes into a business on a well traveled state highway at 7pm when people are out," says Franklin Police Department Officer Eric Johnson. "Very brazen."
Officer Johnson says those men barged into Tim's Market on Columbia Avenue during a time when there would have been plenty of people driving by. All 3 are wearing gloves and 2 are carrying guns and the scary part is what happens off screen to the clerk.
"The clerk immediately complied with their demands and they took him into a back room and still beat him repeatedly with their fists," says Johnson.
That clerk is going to be okay, but the store lost money, several packs of cigarettes and lottery tickets. The challenge for police is identifying the men responsible. The store was empty other than 2 employees and neither got a good look at these violent gunmen, who pulled off a violent armed robbery just a few blocks from police headquarters.
"These guys should be considered armed and dangerous," says Johnson. "We wanna take them off the road as quickly as possible."
If you have any information who these 3 men might be, call CRIMESTOPPERS at 615.794.4000.
Friday, March 1 2013, 10:22 PM CST
Sheriff says deputy sneaked in drugs, smokes
May 22, 2013 18:50 GMT
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) -- The Rutherford County sheriff has fired a deputy who he said was sneaking in contraband to jail inmates.
Sheriff Robert Arnold terminated the employment of Deputy Keith Knowles on May 10. The sheriff said he was disappointed to find a deputy with a long career was supplying inmates with forbidden items.
The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/12MorCe ) reported the department launched an investigation earlier this month after receiving reports that an officer brought a cellphone and tobacco to inmates. Marijuana was also reportedly brought in.
Arnold said Knowles gave a statement that resulted in his firing.
The sheriff's office will turn over its investigation to the district attorney's office to determine whether charges will be filed.
Information from: The Daily News Journal, http://www.dnj.com
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