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New Murder Case in Franklin County

A Franklin County resident has been taken into custody by Franklin County Sheriff’s Office authorities and charged with criminal homicide. The arrest is a culmination of an investigation that originated from a police report filed with the Winchester Police Department.

Sheriff’s Office Investigator’s initiated an investigation Tuesday August 4th in the early morning hours. The original complaint was relayed to the Winchester Police Department, who assisted in the initial investigation and advised Sheriff’s Office investigators of a possible homicide in the Sheriff’s Office jurisdiction.

Authorities were able to determine the location of the suspected homicide and determine a suspect.

Sheriff’s office personnel processed the scene and through further investigation were able to determine the location of the suspected victim.

At approximately 9:30pm Tuesday night Investigators were able to recover the body of the victim. The victim was identified as Franklin County resident (Salvador Ontiveros).

Another Franklin County resident (Hugo Cruz 41-year-old male) was taken into custody and transported to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office where he was charged with Criminal Homicide. Cruz is currently being held under a $500,000 bond and has an initial court date set for Thursday September 3rd at 8:00am in Franklin County General Sessions Court.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. Current news director for On Target News and manager of Rooster 101.5 FM. Knott can be heard on 93.9 The Duck, The Rooster 101.5 and Whiskey Country 105.1 and 95.9. Lucky has done play-by-play for over 3,445 sports events on Radio & TV. He also served 4 years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for 6 years at Grundy County High School.

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