Franklin Police make arrest in January hit-and-run

Franklin Police have made an arrest in a January hit-and-run crash that seriously hurt another driver. The crash occurred Jan. 23rd on King Street, near Middleton Drive, in Franklin. The driver suspected of causing the crash left the scene of the crash prior to police officers arriving.

Franklin Police was able to gather video of a suspect’s vehicle allegedly driving away from the scene. They say that the video was obtained from the Franklin Parks and Recreation video recording system. A photo from that video was released to the media and public on April 13th.

A Franklin Police Department spokesperson says that on the following day (April 14th), officers received a tip from an unidentified member of the community. Police say that the anonymous citizen directed detectives to the home of 29-year-old Will E. Slinger.

Franklin Police say that Slinger met Monday morning with Detective Adam Joseph. As a result of that conversation, Joseph arrested Slinger on a preliminary charge of “Failure to Stop after a Motor Vehicle Accident Causing Serious Bodily Injury to Another Person,” a Level 6 Felony. Slinger was booked in the Johnson County Jail. Bond information has not been released.