Franklin man arrested for domestic assault, shooting incident

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FRANKLIN, Va. – A 25-year-old Franklin man was arrested Tuesday for a domestic assault and shooting incident that occurred Monday evening.

Latrell Lamon Novell

Franklin Police say they were called to the 800 block of Railroad Avenue around 6:45 p.m.

Officers arrived to find the victim, a 22-year-old woman, who told them she had been in a fight with her 25-year-old boyfriend, Latrell Novell.

The woman said Novell hit her in the face and pushed her down. Eventually he left the house and fired a gun.

Police say the woman had visible injuries that supported her allegations. They also recovered one live .45 caliber cartridge and one spent .45 caliber cartridge at the scene.

Warrants were obtained for Novell for domestic assault and battery, discharging a firearm, and reckless handling of a firearm.

Novell was arrested Tuesday and given a $2,500 unsecured bond for the domestic assault charge and a $2,500 secure bond on the firearms charges.

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