Franklin man arrested on attempted first degree murder of an officer charge

A Franklin man is in jail on numerous charges that include attempted first degree murder of an officer.  Police arrested 36-year-old Travis Boatman Monday on a warrant that had been issued for his arrest.  Police said that Boatman was in a parked vehicle on November 26, 2016.  Upon approaching Boatman, 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 had a suspended driver’s license. On February 9, 2017, officers allegedly observed a suspicious vehicle around Sixth St. As officers approached the vehicle, officers allegedly observed Boatman to be the driver. Boatman allegedly began to 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 around 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.

Complete charges are listed below.

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.