News Release (September 9, 2019)
Major David Harper of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office reports that on Friday September 6, 2019 at 2:20 p.m., deputies were dispatched to H&R Grocery located at 1809 SW Main Street, Greenville in response to gun shots fired from a vehicle in the direction of a crowd of people gathered in the parking lot. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that no one was hit or injured by the gunshots.
Multiple witnesses reported that a gold car stopped in front of the lot and identified the driver as “Frankie McClamma”. Witness stated that McClamma pointed a shotgun out the window in the direction of the crowd and was yelling at someone in the crowd but did not fire the gun at that time. McClamma allegedly drove away but returned a short time later and fired multiple shots from the vehicle in the direction of the crowd as he drove by.
Deputies located McClamma at his residence west of Greenville on US 90. McClamma stated that he was driving by the store and that he was shot at. Deputies located an abandoned vehicle on the side of US 90 east of McClamma’s residence that matched the description provided by witnesses. The vehicle had a flat front tire. Deputies observed several shot gun shells including spent rounds scattered throughout the vehicle. McClamma admitted that the vehicle was the same that he was driving however it ran out of gas and the flat tire was caused by gunshots directed at him.
McClamma’s self-identified girlfriend told deputies that McClamma did have a shot gun when he left the residence but did not have the shot gun when he returned. Deputies searched the residence and vehicle but did not locate a shot gun. Deputies and investigators began back tracking all possible routes from the residence to H&R Grocery and were able to locate a shot gun near a culvert on the side of Tram Road. The shot gun was loaded with the same type of ammunition found inside the abandoned car.
Further investigation found the shot gun had been reported stolen in 1999 from Jefferson County. There were no witnesses to McClammas’ claim of being shot at and it could not be confirmed what caused the flat tire on the vehicle he was driving. McClamma was arrested without incident and transported to the Madison County Jail.
Franklin McClamma Jr
Greenville, FL 32331
1. Possession of a Firearm by Convicted Felon
2. Discharging a Firearm in Public
3. Aggravated Assault (Use of Weapon)
4. Improper Exhibition of Firearm