Suspect Arrested After Cothran Dr. Standoff

Posted at 5:13 PM, Feb 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-12 21:02:00-05

Officers with the Franklin Police Department have arrested an assault suspect, who barricaded himself in a home on Cothran Drive.

Officers asked the public to avoid the area for a couple hours while they surrounded the home on the 100 block of Cthran Drive near West Main Street Friday evening.

They believed a subject wanted for aggravated assault was inside. 

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Police had been searching for a 29-year-old Christopher Dalton, who they said threatened family members Thursday night with a machete around 9:40 p.m.

Police said Dalton got away after Thursday night's incident, but returned to the home Friday afternoon

The Franklin Police SWAT team entered the home, but found Dalton had, again, gotten away. They caught him a short time later outside a home on, West Meade Boulevard.

Dalton was wanted for Aggravated Assault.