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Franklin man wanted for drive-by-shooting in police custody

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A man wanted in Franklin for a drive-by-shooting has turned himself into police.

The Franklin Police Department issued a press release on Monday asking for assistance from the public locating Gerald Sophus, 28, of Franklin. 

Police say Sophus turned himself in to the Franklin Police Department on November 7, 2017, at 9:05 am, on warrants dated Saturday, November 3, 2017, for assault by drive-by-shooting, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Sophus was booked, processed, and held with no bond set at the Franklin Police Department, according to a spokeswoman for the department.

Saturday morning, officers responded to a complaint in the area of Martin Luther King Blvd. and Third St. Upon arrival, officers allegedly heard gunshots coming from a vehicle that was quickly leaving the area. A traffic stop was conducted on the vehicle and the passenger, who was later identified as Gerald Sophus, exited the vehicle and fled on foot, according to police. Detectives say Sophus fired shots towards a home.

Officers made contact with the driver identified as Katyre White, who was later arrested after narcotics were allegedly found inside of the vehicle.

White, 23, of Franklin, was booked with assault by drive-by-shooting, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. White was booked, processed, and released on a $25,000.00 bond.

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