Police seek “person of interest” in south Franklin assaults

Police seek “person of interest” in south Franklin assaults

Franklin Police are seeking information on the whereabouts of Thomas Jacob Christian Burns.

The 24-year-old is a person of interest in the April 25 attack of a woman on Toll House Circle, a newly developed residential area north of the Target/Kroger shopping center off south Columbia Avenue.

Detectives are working to determine if that attack could be connected to another incident on Downs Boulevard.

Burns was recently released from the nearby Williamson County Jail after his March 25 arrest for Assault. Burns is homeless, and believed to have been camping in a wooded area near Toll House Circle at the time of the attack in that area.

While these incidents are being investigated and detectives work to identify the suspect, police are cautioning woman to be a bit more aware of their surroundings. Franklin Police have stepped up patrols in the areas of both incidents. Detectives are asking area residents with outside security cameras to review their DVRs for anything that might help.

If you have information on Burns’ whereabouts you are urged to call Franklin Police: (615) 794-2513.

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