March 4, 2021

Man charged with aggravated assault at Family Dollar Store

(Franklin, GA) — A Franklin man is behind bars in the Heard County jail today following an attempted robbery and stabbing of a local store employee this week.

Terry Lamar Lewis

According to a report by Franklin Police Department Investigator Lt. Tino Brooks, the incident took place just outside the Family Dollar Store at 291 Court Square in downtown Franklin Wednesday night at around 8:00 PM.

39-year-old Terry Lewis is charged with Aggravated Assault and Criminal Trespass. Lewis allegedly took a swing at a male store clerk and brandished a knife while demanding money.

The store clerk received a small cut in his abdomen area during the encounter.

Lt. Brooks say witnesses to the incident helped identify the suspect and chased him from the store after the incident.

Lewis was arrested a short time later in the Maple Street area in Franklin.

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