Cantonment Woman Charged With Attacking Her Boyfriend With A Hatchet

January 9, 2020

A Cantonment woman has been charged with cutting her live-in boyfriend multiple times with a hatchet.

Jennifer Nicole Franko, 36, was booked into the Escambia County Jail on a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon with bond set at $3,000.

At a residence in the 1400 block of Tate School Road, deputies found the victim suffering from several cuts to his torso area and arms. Deputies said he appeared calm and did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. He said  he had become involved in a verbal altercation because she refused to leave the residence.

During the altercation, Franko allegedly grabbed a hatchet and began cutting the victim before he was able to get the weapon from her, according to an arrest report.  The victim also began to record the incident using his cell phone. Franko then grabbed his air mattress and was going to throw it outside because he could not find her cell phone charger. The victim said once at the door,  another altercation started before she fell down the stairs.

Franko stated under oath that she became engaged in a verbal altercation because she refused to leave the residence. She told deputies that her boyfriend pulled her off the couch by the legs and shoved her out the front door, causing her to fall down the stairs.

A neighbor told deputies that it appeared Franko simply lost her balance and was she was not shoved hard enough to cause her to fall.

On the way to the jail, Franko made statements that she wanted to hurt other people and needed to be locked up in a psych ward, according to her arrest report.

The victim suffered injuries consistent with his statements, the report states. He was evaluated on scene by Escambia County EMS but was not transported to the hospital.


13 Responses to “Cantonment Woman Charged With Attacking Her Boyfriend With A Hatchet”

  1. john on January 14th, 2020 7:38 am

    Yes, we should consider background check to purchase hatchets, and a three day waiting period: Also handle and blade length should have restrictions. And it should be required to be made out of recyclable materials.

  2. Me Again on January 12th, 2020 1:22 pm

    well sometimes men get more than they bargain for…..beware abusers everywhere

  3. Duffer on January 11th, 2020 4:44 pm

    This hatchet swinging business isnt going to cut it..

  4. The Tin Man on January 10th, 2020 10:25 am

    when hatchets are outlawed, only outlaws will own hatchets…

  5. Poetry Pete on January 9th, 2020 7:55 pm

    Jenny Franko took an axe and gave her boyfriend 40 whacks!

  6. Pop on January 9th, 2020 6:51 pm

    Well she looks happy about it!

  7. Rasheed Jackson on January 9th, 2020 1:28 pm

    I keep all my hatchets safely locked away in a hatchet safe. right next to my gun safe.

  8. John Doe on January 9th, 2020 11:02 am

    get caught with a perc that a friend gave you because your back was hurting, $15,000 bond. attack someone with a hatchet, $3000 bond. sounds about right.

  9. Phil on January 9th, 2020 10:25 am

    She just needed to axe him a few questions.

  10. Sherrie on January 9th, 2020 9:51 am

    Arrest, Bond, release. No help for mental instability. Mental issues need to be addressed and until they are all of this is futile.

  11. Good grief on January 9th, 2020 8:45 am

    Dude be done with her. She’s not worth it!!!!

  12. Whatisthisbull on January 9th, 2020 7:40 am

    Wow, if that isn’t reverse sexism at its finest. She should have been also charged with domestic violence and given no bond under the statue of the law to prevent further possibility of harm. Certianly had the Bf been charged he would have had several charges most likely and absolutely given a no bond…

  13. Dave on January 9th, 2020 5:43 am

    $3000 bail? Assualt with a deadly weapon and continued treats to hurt other people. What a sad joke.

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