Man accused of trying to kidnap 9-year-old in Franklin

Ted Beakley

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (WKRN) – Franklin police arrested a man accused of trying to kidnap a 9-year-old Friday.

Ted Beakley was taken into custody and charged with attempted especially aggravated kidnapping.

Police said earlier in the day around 9:30 a.m., Beakly reportedly stopped his vehicle in front of the home where the child was playing.

He’s accused of making repeated attempts at luring her into the grey Nissan Altima he was driving.

A family friend saw what was happening and came to the 9-year-old’s aid. The car then drove away.

Police quickly located the car and identified Beakley as the suspect. He reportedly admitted to the incident.

Beakley was booked into the Williamson County jail on a $10,000 bond. He has been named a person of interest in other incidents.

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