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shar-rod marks
Shar-Rod Marks
Age: 24
Nashville, TN

A convicted felon is back in jail after shooting at a teen in Franklin. Officers responded to the 300 block of 9th Avenue North at 1:15, Thursday morning, after a report of gunshots. Arriving officers found the intended victim of that gunfire, a 19-year-old female at the residence, unharmed.

Officers broadcasted a description of the suspect vehicle, which was quickly located on I-65 N by officers patrolling in an unmarked vehicle. Backup units rushed to the area and attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver attempted to evade officers before finally pulling over south of Old Hickory Boulevard.

Marleighna Townsel
Marleighna Townsel
Age: 20
Nashville, TN

The passenger, 24-year-old Shar-Rod Marks, of Nashville, was identified as the shooter. He was charged with Aggravated Assault, Evading Arrest, Possession of a Handgun by a Felon, and Tampering with Evidence. Officers determined that Marks and the teen he shot at were previously acquainted.

The driver, 20-year-old Marleighna Townsel, of Nashville, is free on bond. Charged with Evading Arrest, Driving without a License, Marijuana Possession, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Townsel is due in court 03/01/2018 at 1:00 pm. A court date for Marks, who remains in custody, is pending.

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