FPD: Man died after jump from car

Published 4:10 am Wednesday, June 13, 2018

On Sunday, June 10, officers with the Franklinton Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Main and Washington streets in regards to a suspected pedestrian-related accident, according to FPD reports.

Upon arrival, officers discovered an unresponsive white man, later identified as Brett Randall, 27, of Bush, unresponsive and lying on the side of the road. The man was subsequently transported to Riverside Medical Center, where he was determined to have succumbed to his injuries and therefore pronounced deceased by the coroner’s office.

Investigators with the Franklinton Police Department reviewed video evidence along with witness statements in order to piece together a timeline and series of events. Investigators were able to identify and locate the driver of a white Ford pick-up truck believed to be involved in the incident.

FPD officials said that evidence showed Brett Randall was a passenger in a vehicle being driven by his uncle, Cade Randall. Following a verbal confrontation where the descendant became irate and got out of the vehicle in a nearby parking lot, Brett Randall eventually got back into the vehicle and the pair headed home.

As the vehicle approached the intersection of Main and Washington streets, Brett Randall reportedly opened the passenger’s side door and leapt from the moving vehicle. Due to the previous altercation and low rate of speed, the driver, Cade Randall did not stop and continued home. It was at this point the police department was contacted, FPD officials said.

Investigators interviewed Cade Randall and corroboration was determined to be valid with witness statements and video evidence. At this time, no charges have been filed against Cade Randall. Toxicology reports indicate that Brett Randall had an elevated amount of amphetamines in his system at the time of his death.

Franklinton Police Chief Olander Smith commended the expedient work of his patrol officers along with the investigations division. Smith noted the increased rise in amphetamine relate deaths our society is currently facing and vowed to continue having the Franklinton Police Department take a proactive stance to combat illegal narcotics.

Moreover, Smith acknowledges and understands the serious of substance abuse addictions and advocates anyone suffering from such addiction to seek help.