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SWAT Team Arrests Known Felon In Franklin Neighborhood

SWAT Team Arrests Known Felon In Franklin Neighborhood

CREATED Mar 13, 2014

by Chris Cannon

FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Franklin Police SWAT officers arrested a known felon after they said he went on a crime spree in the Westhaven community in January.

Officers took Kevin Hardy into custody at his mother's Prospect Avenue home just after 1 p.m. Wednesday.

"When SWAT officer arrived, they actually breached the front door, forced entry into the home and took the suspect into custody," Sgt. Charlie Warner explained.

Hardy is accused of breaking into ten cars across Westhaven on January 24. He is also suspected of a home invasion that same night.

"This suspect allegedly went into the home, forced entry into an area home, while the family lay sleeping inside," Warner said.

During those burglaries police said three guns were stolen and that is why the department used SWAT officers to take Hardy into custody.

Angela Garner lives next door to the home where Hardy was staying. She first noticed an officer standing on here porch.

"I saw all the policeman and SWAT team blocking the roads, and all in our yards," Garner said.

Garner said she knew Hardy and he even helped her carry bags into her house. She and her neighbors are relieved to know he is now in custody.

"I've always felt like it's a safe place, and I still do," Garner explained. "I think everyone has piece of mind that it's all settled."

Hardy was arrested and booked into a the Williamson County Jail. A judge set his bond at $1 million dollars. He will be back in court on March 27.

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