A violent felony suspect is in custody after Franklin Police Officers found him on top of a woman he had zip tied, and was holding captive on Boyd Mill Avenue.
Officers were summoned to the Laurelwood Condominiums shortly before 3 am after residents were awakened by the woman screaming for help. Arriving officers found 29-year-old Randall Murphy, a resident there, holding a woman down in the parking lot. When officers ordered Murphy to get off of the woman, they found that he had restrained her with zip ties. Murphy had injured the victim so badly that she required surgery. Murphy told citizens who came to the woman’s aid, during the attack, that he was a police officer. Murphy is not a police officer. Randall Murphy and his victim had been involved in a previous relationship.
Murphy, charged with Especially Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, and Criminal Impersonation, is being held on the $528,000 bond set by the Magistrate. The woman Murphy assaulted is recovering in an area hospital.