The Office of the Sheriff is reminding all residents about a recent phone scam. Caller claims to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and states you owe back taxes and/or fines. They say if the resident doesn't pay, the local sheriff's office will be coming to their home to arrest them. Obviously, this type call distresses our residents. This scammer wants your credit card information. DO NOT talk to these scammers, just hang up and certainly DO NOT give them your personal or credit card information. Most of these calls originate outside the United States. The IRS states they would not contact you in this manner and local law enforcement would not be called to arrest in this type situation.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office congratulates graduates. All FCHS, private school and home school students of the Class of 2017, we say, "GREAT JOB" Pictured are our units involved in this year's ceremonies at the high school. We assisted in traffic details from early that morning until after the program had ended. Thanks to all our personnel that were able to help keep traffic flowing as smooth as possible.
On 5/21/17 at 5:50 AM, workers arrived at Bojangles-Westlake to find an open window at the business. Further inspection of the business by management revealed cash missing from inside the restaurant. Franklin County investigators were able to identify Harold E. Morrison as a suspect. Morrison was interviewed and admitted to his involvement in the break in. Morrison was arrested on 5/25/17 and was released on a $5,000.00 secured bond on the same date. Investigation into the case is continuing.