Update: 07/14/2017 3:30 pm | Franklin Police have just arrested Nicholas Owens. Information on his charges, court date and bond are not yet available.
Franklin Police have identified two suspects in a rash of auto burglaries plaguing three subdivisions. An investigation that continues has revealed that Clayton Wallos and Nicholas Owens were involved in as many as eight auto burglaries and a home burglary in the Fieldstone Farms, Westhaven, and Chestnut Bend subdivisions in June and July. Wallos, arrested Wednesday and charged with Burglary to a Motor Vehicle, is free on the $1,000 bond set by the Magistrate. He is due in court 07/27/2017. Additional charges are expected to be filed against Wollos.
A Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 is available for information leading to the capture of a second suspect, 18-year-old Nicholas Owens of Franklin.
Detectives have recovered several items stolen during the recent burglaries. Three guns that were stolen from unlocked cars, however, remain unaccounted for. Franklin Police urge gun owners not to leave their weapons in their vehicles overnight – especially unlocked vehicles.
Detectives are in the process of identifying additional suspects and expect to make several more arrests.