The Franklin Police Department responded to 6 complaints over the past 24 hours and made the following arrests:
Michael Charles, 52, of Ninth St., Franklin, LA, was arrested on April 17, 2017, at 9:26 AM, on warrants for 16th Judicial District Court for failure to appear on the charges of driving under suspension, possession of drug paraphernalia and issuing worthless checks. Charles was booked, processed, and transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center.
Lawrence Henderson, 35, of Robert St., Franklin, LA, was arrested on April 17, 2017, at 1:08 PM, on a warrant for Iberia City Court for failure to appear on the charge of failure to return a leased movable. Henderson was booked, processed, and released to appear in Iberia Parish City Court.
Travis Walter, 33, of Eleventh St., Franklin, LA, was arrested on April 17, 2017, at 7:46 PM, on a warrant dated April 5, 2017, for the charge of theft. Walter allegedly tried to steal a lawnmower from a residence on Anderson St. Walter was booked, processed, and held with no bond set at the time of press release.
Travis Boatman, 36, of Carl C. Foulcard St., Franklin, LA, was arrested by the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office on April 17, 2017, at 11:27 PM, on warrants dated November 26, 2016, for the charges of suspended driver’s license, attempted first degree murder of an officer, aggravated flight from an officer, resisting an officer with violence. Boatman was also arrested on a warrant dated February 9, 2017, for the charge of driving under suspension, stop sign violation, reckless operation, resisting an officer. On November 26, 2016, officers allegedly observed a suspicious subject looking through the window of a vehicle parked in the yard of a residence on Sixth St. Upon approaching the subject, officers observed two subjects inside of the vehicle. Officers allegedly observed currency and narcotics on the driver’s, identified as Boatman, lap. As officers approached the driver’s side, Boatman allegedly put the vehicle in reverse and began backing up almost striking officers who were giving commands to stop. Boatman allegedly drove from the residence at a high rate of speed. Officers were later informed that Boatman has a suspended driver’s license. On February 9, 2017, officers allegedly observed a suspicious vehicle in the area of Sixth St. As officers approached the vehicle, officers allegedly observed Boatman to be the driver. Boatman allegedly began flee from the area. Boatman allegedly gained speeds of 55 MPH in residential areas. Boatman allegedly failed stop at stop signs. Officers located the vehicle that Boatman was driving in the area of Pine St. and Carl C. Foulcard St. Officers were unable to locate Boatman. Boatman was booked, processed, and remains incarcerated at the Franklin Police Department with no bond set at the time of press release.