TBI nabs 4 accused in 2005 Greenbrier kidnapping, homicide

TBI nabs 4 accused in 2005 Greenbrier kidnapping, homicide (Image 1)

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested four people in connection to a 2005 kidnapping and homicide that occurred in Greenbrier.

Miguel Francisco’s body was discovered on the side of a Robertson County road on September 7, 2005.

The 25-year-old was handcuffed and his feet were bound with duct tape.

During the course of their investigation, authorities received information that one of the suspects, Alford Colwell Jr., believed Francisco had stolen jewelry from his mother.

Colwell, alongside a few of his friends, including Christopher Harrington and Frank Cross, confronted Francisco prior to his death.

Authorities later determined the men beat Francisco, before bounding him and forcing him into the trunk of a car. While the car was in motion, Francisco was able to escape, but he later died from his injuries.

A Robertson County grand jury returned indictments against Colwell, 27, Cross, 42 and 27-year-old Harrington on July 17.

Each is charged with especially aggravated kidnapping and one count each of felony murder. They are all being held on $100,000 bonds.

A 26-year-old man, identified as Terrell Hathaway, also faces the same charges for his involvement in the case. He is currently jailed on an unrelated charge.

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