Franklin man faces charges after allegedly brutally attacking mother

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 at 2:54pm
Staff reports

Franklin Police say a felon with a lengthy criminal record brutally beat his mother while threatening to kill her over the weekend.

Matthew S. McCray, 29, of Franklin, is behind bars after he allegedly punched his mother in the face and showed her numerous sharp-edged weapons during an attack that lasted about two hours, according to police.

Police said McCray then forced his mother out of her house at 4430 Peytonsville Road and into a vehicle. He allegedly ordered her to drive him to Nashville were he got out and fled on foot on Harding Place.

His mother drove herself back to Franklin where another family member called authorities about 3:30 a.m. Saturday. She was treated and released from Williamson Medical Center.

Franklin Police arrested McCray Saturday night at 12th Avenue and Olympic Drive in Nashville. He is facing charges of aggravated assault, aggravated kidnapping in the incident, police said.

McCray, who was on probation for a 2008 theft charge, has a lengthy criminal history that includes numerous misdemeanor and felony charges.

He is being held in the Williamson County Jail on $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in Williamson County General Session Court on June 2.


2 Comments on this post:

By: robertmack on 5/28/09 at 1:24

Franklin has its share of idiots, although they don't want to admit it!

By: MattSMcCray on 11/9/09 at 7:51

Hello, this is Matthew McCray, I finally got out of Jail on 4 years paper. It's kind of ridiculous that the media has to lie and make this story bigger than what it really is. First off, I did not threaten anyone that night with any sharp objects, infact I was protecting myself from my mother comming at me with scissors after she punched me 3 times in the face. So why is am I in trouble? because of self defense. and why I told her to drive to Nashville, well I was on probation for a theft under 500 dollars which my mother also lied about to put me in Jail, infact she gave me her credit card to buy cigarettes and when I bought a 6 pack also, she reported that I used her card in a unorderly fashion. So, to bring this back to the subject of this story, I find that the media needs to investigate further into a case before jumping to conclusions and false statements,. Infact, I think that is a crime in itself.
and my criminal record is not full of felonys also..
I hope anyone reading this will now look at investigations and storys on the news in a different way.
My mother has mental problems and overreacted that night.
This is the kind of BS that needs to stop in williamson county tennessee. Law enforcement giving storys to the media before that investigation is complete.
Im glad I got my point accross to whoever reads this.
Matt S McCray