Franklin police arrest man accused of kidnapping girlfriend

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Marshall County man who investigators say kidnapped his girlfriend with a gun and held her against her will is now behind bars in Williamson County thanks to quick-thinking Franklin Police officers.

The 40-year-old felon was arrested early Monday morning on Murfreesboro Road near the I-65 motel where he was hiding out.

It all began days earlier when Marshall County authorities broadcasted a BOLO for authorities to be on the lookout for Christopher Alan Dunn.

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A Franklin officer spotted the vehicle in question and then for the next several days maintained surveillance on the vehicle and the hotel. When that car moved Monday morning, Franklin police made a traffic stop and got the suspect.

When asked why he’s being arrested, the domestic violence suspect seemingly already knew.

  • Officer: “Mr. Dunn.”

  • Dunn: “Yes sir.”

  • Officer: “You already know?”

  • Dunn: “I do now.”

According to Marshall County authorities, the 40-year-old held his girlfriend against her will with a gun. Investigators confirmed the gun was confiscated, but the suspect disappeared.

Max Winitz, the FPD PIO told News 2, “This was old fashioned, really good police work, a lot of surveillance. One of our officers was there Sunday night for hours just staking out the area.”

Dunn told officers he was on probation.

Winitz added, “We knew this was an individual who was a danger to the community and our guys did a phenomenal job apprehending him.”

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Christopher Dunn is facing serious felonies including aggravated kidnapping, aggravated domestic violence, unlawful possession of a weapon, interference with an emergency call, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

News 2 also found Dunn has an arrest history out of Columbia, Tenn. where he was booked on meth charges in 2023.

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