Police seek dangerous suspect for grand theft auto

Published 11:30 am Monday, May 11, 2020


A Franklin man considered by city police as armed and dangerous is wanted for several charges, including grand theft auto. This is according to information provided by department spokesman Sgt. Scott Halverson.

Tyrell Brown

At 9:52 p.m. on Sunday, the communications center received a call of an accident involving a truck hit that had struck a building in the 1800 block of South Street. Units arrived on the scene and located an unoccupied, green Ford F-150, which had hit the building.

The communications center then received a second call indicating the caller heard several shots fired either from or at the pickup and then it struck the building. After hitting it, a black male occupant was reportedly seen running from the vehicle. Investigation revealed the vehicle had been stolen earlier that day.

In addition to the aforementioned charge, warrants have been obtained charging Tyrell Brown, 40, of felony hit-and-run, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

If you know Brown’s whereabouts, call Franklin Crime Solvers at 562-8599, or the Franklin Police at 562-8575. You can earn up to a $1,000 reward and remain anonymous.