Police seek suspect charged with rape

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Franklin police officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of South Street in Franklin at 7:37 a.m. Tuesday in response to reports of rape.

According to Capt. Tim Whitt, spokesman for the Franklin Police Department, a 26-year-old female reported that a male suspect broke into her residence and sexually assaulted her at knife point. Afterward, the suspect fled the house.

The victim was treated and released from Southampton Memorial Hospital.

The department has obtained warrants for the arrest of Antowan Franklin, 26, following their investigation of the alleged assault. His last known address is the 500 block of West Second Avenue.

Franklin is wanted for rape, forcible sodomy, abduction and entering a dwelling with the intent to commit murder, rape, robbery or arson.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information on the location of Franklin is advised to call the Franklin Police Department at 562-8575 or the Franklin Crime Solvers at 562-8599.

Information that leads to an arrest could earn the caller a cash reward of up to $1,000 while remaining anonymous.