Franklin man arrested for brandishing firearm

Published 10:58 am Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A Franklin man is in custody on charges related to a barricade situation and brandishing a firearm, according to Capt. Tim Whitt, spokesman for the Franklin Police Department.

The incident occurred when officers responded to a call at 3:43 a.m. on Monday at a boarding house on 1001 South St. One of the tenants alleged that another tenant had pointed a firearm at him. Upon arrival, police cleared all of the tenants from the bottom floor for safety purposes. Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect who refused to come to the door. Police continued to communicate with him through a loud speaker, and eventually the suspect came out of his apartment where he was detained.

A search of the man, identified as Terrence Darnell Brooks, 40, revealed him to be in possession of ammunition. Brooks, a convicted felon was placed under arrest. A search warrant was obtained and during the search a handgun was recovered. The victim positively identified Brooks as the person who had pointed a gun at him.

Brooks was charged with being a convicted felon in possession of ammunition and brandishing a firearm, he was remanded to Western Tidewater Regional Jail without bond.