Suspected Franklin Shoplifter Arrested In Nashville
By Chris Cannon
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Franklin Police arrested a woman wanted on felony charges after they claim she nearly ran over a plain clothes officer while trying to escape from police.
On Wednesday, police arrested 24-year old Dabney Frey. She was wanted on aggravated assault charges after police said she shoplifted from the Cool Springs Galleria and then nearly hit a Franklin officer.
"I identified myself as a police officer. I had my badge and gun out," Officer Jeff Carson explained.
He tried to stop Frey after mall security said they spotted her shoplifting inside a store. Carson was in the parking lot and stepped in front of Frey's car to keep her from leaving.
"I could tell when the car started, the car dropped into drive and started moving that they had no intentions of stopping," Carson said.
The officer moved out of the way and Frey, along with two other women, took off in the car.
Frey was on the run until Wednesday when she agreed to surrender in Nashville. Franklin Police, with the help of Metro Police, took her into custody.
As Frey was taken into Franklin Police headquarters she told a reporter she did not try to run over Officer Carson.
Frey was charged aggravated assault and booked into the Williamson County Jail on a $20,000 bond.
Her arrest is one of nearly four dozen made at the mall since Black Friday in November. Since the start of the holiday shopping season Franklin police have recovered almost $12,000 in merchandise stolen from the mall.
Franklin Police and mall security have stepped up patrols during the busy weeks leading up to Christmas.
"We've made a huge impact by simply being there, working with these anchor stores security and mall security. We've recovered a ton of merchandise that otherwise would have been stolen and put 44 people behind bars," said Lt. Charlie Warner from the Franklin Police Department.
As of Wednesday night, Dabney Frey remained in the Williamson County Jail.