Two Franklin County fugitives apprehended

Justin Gardner and Derrick Kennedy
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By: Aubrey Brown | WCTV Eyewitness News
December 28, 2017

FRANKLIN CO., Fla. (WCTV) -- Deputies nabbed two fugitives wanted out of Franklin County Wednesday night.

According to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, Justin Gardner was discovered hiding under a blanket in a vehicle stopped west of Apalachicola. He was wanted on 3rd degree grand theft charges.

Derrick Kennedy was wanted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and false imprisonment out of Franklin County. He also faces two counts of simple battery and a warrant for violation of probation on a kidnapping charge out of Leon County. Kennedy was found hiding out in Leon County.

FCSO says members of the community provided tips as to the men's whereabouts, leading to their arrests.

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