Franklin man wanted for attacking, kidnapping girlfriend surrenders

Franklin man wanted for attacking, kidnapping girlfriend surrenders (Image 1)
Franklin man wanted for attacking, kidnapping girlfriend surrenders (Image 1)

A Franklin man who was wanted for reportedly assaulting and kidnapping his girlfriend late Tuesday has surrendered to police.

Cory Johnson surrendered to authorities at a Nashville home Thursday morning, police said.

The 21-year-old man was wanted in connection to a domestic disturbance that occurred on Scruggs Avenue Tuesday just after 11 p.m.

During the altercation, police said Johnson dragged his girlfriend out of her family’s view before reportedly pushing her to the ground and choking her. He also allegedly told the woman he was going to kill her.

When family members rushed to help the victim, Johnson dragged her into a vehicle and fled the scene with the woman.

As the woman tried to escape the vehicle, Johnson began punching her in the face.

The victim was eventually able to escape from Johnson’s moving vehicle despite the continued assault.

She has since received treatment for her injuries.

Johnson is charged with aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping and reckless endangerment, among other charges. 

He is being held on a $24,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court July 31.

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