In 2003, Perry Thane Franks was out of Tennessee prison after completing his sentence for a sex crime. After visiting in Tennessee, he hired a taxi to take him across the state line to his home in the Macedonia community. At some point, Franks commandeered the vehicle and forced the female driver into the cemetery at a local church where he raped her. A manhunt ensured for days until Franks was captured and arrested for both rape and kidnapping in Alabama.
After being freed from prison in Alabama, Franks settled in Leighton. Now he’s been arrested in Colbert County for moving and not reporting his new address. Franks, 57, was taken into custody on September 3rd. He remains in the Colbert County Jail at this time.