Double carjacking suspect appears in court
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Double carjacking suspect appears in court

August 26, 2019


ANNOUNCER: LIVE AT FROM THE KOIN CENTER IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND, THIS IS KOIN 6 NEWS, WATCHING OUT FOR YOU. BY THAT TIME HE WAS ALREADY IN MY CAR AND THEN HE WAS LIKE, ‘GET OUT, GET OUT NOW’ JENNIFER: A SUSPECTED CARJACKER CREATES CHAOS ACROSS THE CITY, AND TODAY HE’S IN COURT. THIS IS KOIN 6 NEWS AT 4:00. I’M JENNIFER HOFF. DAN: AND I’M DAN TILKIN. IT WAS A WILD CRIME SPREE SPANNING MILES. 26-YEAR-OLD QUINTON FRANKLIN IS ACCUSED OF CARJACKING TWO PEOPLE AND GETTING INTO AT LEAST TWO CRASHES IN SOUTHWEST PORTLAND, INCLUDING ONE ON I-5. JENNIFER: NOW HE’S BEHIND BARS INSTEAD OF BEHIND THE WHEEL. OUR COLE MILLER IS LIVE IN DOWNTOWN PORTLAND WITH THE VERY LATEST. COLE: GOOD AFTERNOON, GUYS. WILD IN HIS FIRST COURT IS THE WORD. IN HIS FIRST COURT APPEARANCE TODAY, FRANKLIN SEEMED SOMEWHAT CONFUSED, HIS LAWYER EXPLAINING TO HIM THE CHARGES AS HE SHOOK HIS HEAD. HE STAYED QUIET, HE DIDN’T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL, AND HE WON’T BE GETTING OUT OF HERE UNLESS HE CAN COME UP WITH BAIL. THIS STRING OF TROUBLE BEGAN WHEN POLICE SAY FRANKLIN CARJACKED A DRIVER NEAR NORTHWEST GLISAN AND BROADWAY, FROM THERE RUNNING OVER A PEDESTRIAN, WE ARE TOLD MULTIPLE TIMES. THAT MAN WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES. THEN, ON I-5 NEAR CAPITOL HIGHWAY, POLICE SAY FRANKLIN CRASHED THE HYUNDAI SUV HE WAS DRIVING AND CARJACKED A WOMAN, SPEEDING AWAY IN HER TOYOTA CAMRY. HE WAS LATER SPOTTED NEAR MULTNOMAH VILLAGE. THERE, HE CRASHED INTO A BMW. OFFICERS THEN BOXED HIM IN. HE SURRENDERED. LAST NIGHT, WE SPOKE WITH THAT WOMAN WHO WAS FORCED OUT OF HER CAR. HE WAS LIKE ‘HEY, HEY I NEED TO TALK TO YOU.’ AND HE LOOKED LIKE HE WAS DAZED AND CONFUSED, AND HE JUST WALKED AWAY FROM AN ACCIDENT. I FELT SCARED. I DIDNT KNOW WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. COLE: FRIGHTENING MOMENTS, INDEED. ACCORDING TO BOOKING PAPERWORK, FRANKLIN SAYS HE LIVES IN SALEM, USES COCAINE MONTHLY AND REPORTS HAVING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. HE WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL — HE WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL LAST NIGHT TO BE CHECKED OUT. FOR NOW HE’S LOCKED UP ON

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