Portsmouth man charged with robbing Franklin man in his home

Published 11:14 am Wednesday, September 14, 2011

FRANKLIN—A Portsmouth man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly forcing his way into a home and robbing a man and his 1-year-old at gunpoint, Franklin Police said.

Described by police as a career criminal, Carlton L. Faulcon, 38, at 7 p.m. March 23 knocked on the door of the home in the 1700 block of South Street, police said. When the victim answered the door, Faulcon allegedly pulled out a gun, forced his way into the home and asked the victim for money.

The victim gave Faulcon an undetermined amount of cash and Faulcon left, police said.

Lt. Tim Whitt did not say what led police to the suspect, other than evidence left at the scene.

“I really can’t say,” Whitt said. “That would be detrimental to what we’re working on and there’s still more investigating to do. That may hinder what they are trying to accomplish.”

Franklin detectives with the assistance of Portsmouth Police Special Investigations Unit arrested Faulcon in Portsmouth and charged him with armed burglary, three counts of using a firearm in the commission of a felony, armed robbery, abduction and possession of a firearm by a violent felon.

He was taken to Western Tidewater Regional Jail without bond.