A First! Drone Helps Capture Franklin County Wanted Suspect
Not a lot of specific details were released, but Thursday a drone helped Franklin County Sheriff's deputies capture a wanted suspect.
Authorities say some flights in the Ringgold Habitat Area were able to locate and pinpoint a wanted suspect, who was then captured by ground units. It's believed to be the first capture of it's kind in the county, using a drone for surveillance to locate a suspect.
More and more of these flights are planned and their use (when applicable) in locating suspects or even missing persons. Franklin County, like many other jurisdictions, plans to release details ASAP after these flights take place to alert the public as to how these UAU's (unmanned aerial units) are being utilized.