Three arrested in Franklin shots fired investigation

The Franklin Police Department responded to 12 complaints over the past 24 hours and made the following arrests:

The following three (3) arrests stem from an investigation by the Franklin Police Department in regards to several calls of shots fired over the weekend. Through investigations, the Franklin Police Department received information that a vehicle that was involved in one of the shootings was at the residence of 300 Main Street. The Franklin Police Department then applied for a search warrant for that residence and contacted the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office for assistance. A perimeter of the area was set up, and two subjects were allegedly seen leaving the residence in an attempt to evade police. Morris Jr., who officers had knowledge of multiple active felony warrants for his arrest, was seen attempting to leave the area by vehicle driven by Morris. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and both subjects were arrested. The Franklin Police Department was able to recover five (5) weapons from the residence, which consisted of four rifles and one shotgun. The investigation continues as more arrests are pending.

Melvina Morris, 49, of Talbot St., Franklin, LA, was arrested on June 25, 2018, at 7:45 PM, on the charge of accessory after the fact to attempted first degree murder. Morris was booked, processed, and held with no bond set at the time of press release.

Michael Morris, Jr., 19, of Talbot St., Franklin, LA, was arrested on June 25, 2018, at 8:55 PM, on a warrant dated April 3, 2018, for driver must be licensed, general speed law, resisting an officer, unattended motor vehicles, and reckless operation of a vehicle. Morris was additionally arrested on a warrant dated May 17, 2018, for aggravated obstruction of a highway commerce, possession of schedule I narcotics, reckless operation of a vehicle, aggravated flight from an officer, criminal damage to property, driver must be licensed, and stop signs and yield signs.  Officers had previous knowledge of an additional warrant for Lafayette Police Department for attempted first degree murder. Morris was additionally arrested on two warrants for 16th Judicial District court for failure to appear on the charges of resisting an officer and simple battery and a warrant for East Baton Rouge Parish for failure to appear on the charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and illegal carrying of weapons in the presence of a controlled dangerous substance. Morris was transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center immediately following arrest.

Davian Burrell, 17, of Ninth St., Franklin, LA, was arrested on June 25, 2018, at 10:53 PM, on the charges of obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact to attempted first degree murder. Burrell was booked, processed, and held with no bond set at the time of press release.