Franklin Police seek domestic assault suspect

Published 10:21 am Tuesday, November 28, 2017

The Franklin Police Department is searching for a man accused of assaulting his girlfriend and firing a gun as he left her house. According to spokesman Capt. Tim Whitt, officers responded to a residence in the 800 block of Railroad Avenue on Monday at approximately 6:41 p.m. in reference to a domestic assault.

Latrell Lamon Novell

On arrival, police spoke with a 22-year-old female resident who told them that she had been in a fight with her boyfriend, Latrell Lamon Novell. She alleged that Novell, 25, struck her in the face and pushed her down. Officers reported seeing visible injuries that corroborated her version of events.
The victim also told them that Novell fired a gun as he left. Police recovered one live .45 caliber cartridge and one spent .45 caliber cartridge case at the scene. There were no reported injuries or property damage from the gunfire.
Arrest warrants have been obtained for Novell for domestic assault and battery, discharge of a firearm and reckless handling of a firearm. The suspect’s last known address is 2381 Elmwood Drive, Franklin. He is described as a black male, 5-foot-5-inches in height, weighing approximately 160 pounds.
Anyone who may know the location of Novell is asked to call Franklin Police at 562-8575 or Franklin Crime Solvers at 562-8599.
Information that leads to an arrest can earn the caller a cash reward while remaining anonymous.