Several law enforcement agencies are searching for a fugitive who fled on foot from the Highway Patrol in Northeast Sullivan County. On Tuesday, a trooper attempted to stop a vehicle driven by 34-year-old Troy L. Franklin from Milan. The trooper knew Franklin had an active parole warrant. Franklin fled in Adair County and the pursuit traveled into Sullivan County. Two passengers exited Franklin’s vehicle and were last seen in the area of Mayfair Road near Missouri Highway D in Sullivan County. Franklin continued to flee in the vehicle. During attempts to apprehend Franklin, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper fired shots at him.
Franklin abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot in the area of Ironbank Drive near Ivywood Drive. He was last seen Wednesday fleeing into a wooded area on Missouri Route D between Mayfair Road and Maryland Road in Northeast Sullivan County. Franklin was seen wearing blue jeans and no shirt with fresh scratches on his exposed skin. He is described as being approximately six feet tall, weighing 175 pounds, with short dark hair. Franklin should be considered armed and dangerous.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol has been assisted by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Adair County Sheriff’s Office, and Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office. The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Aircraft Division, the Shelbina Police Department’s canine unit, and the Brookfield Police Department’s canine unit also responded.
Anyone with information regarding Franklin or the occupants’ locations is encouraged to contact the Highway Patrol or the nearest law enforcement agency.