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UPDATE: Franklin Man Wanted for Allegedly Trying to Kidnap Girlfriend Surrenders

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UPDATE (7/17 5 p.m.): Franklin police say that Johnson arranged his own surrender at his home Thursday morning at 10 a.m.

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ORIGINAL STORY:

A 21-year-old Franklin man is wanted on multiple felony charges after assaulting and kidnapping his girlfriend last night, according to the Franklin Police Department.

At 11:09 p.m. on Tuesday, Franklin Police were called to Scruggs Avenue for a domestic disturbance. During an altercation in the yard, Cory Johnson allegedly assaulted his girlfriend. He is accused of getting on top of her and choking her, all while telling the victim that he was going to kill her. The department said that when the family rushed to the victim's aid, Johnson dragged her into a vehicle and left the scene.

When responding officers got behind Johnson as he was leaving the neighborhood with the victim, he allegedly began punching her in the face as she tried to escape. The victim managed to jump from Johnson's moving vehicle during the continued assault. She was treated by paramedics at the scene.

Johnson evaded officers in his maroon 2001 Ford Expedition with tinted windows and the Tennessee license plate M1128S.

Johnson is now wanted for aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping, evading with a motor vehicle, and reckless endangerment. He remains at large.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to call police. Information leading to Johnson's capture is worth up to $1,000 with a call to Crime Stoppers: (615) 794-4000. To send an anonymous tip to Franklin Police, text the keyword 615FPD, along with your message to 847411 (Tip411), or call Franklin Police at (615) 794-2513.

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