Polk County inmate found with gun frame taped to leg, other parts in cell

DES MOINES, Iowa - Polk County officers say an inmate hid gun parts in a jail cell toilet and was found with a handgun frame taped to his leg.

27-year-old Wyatt Franklin of Newton was in jail for a drunk driving charge on November 12th when he was taken to MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center for injuries he received while in custody.

A nurse at the hospital found a frame of a gun taped to to his inner thigh and the rest of the gun parts along with six rounds of ammunition were located in the toilet plumbing of his holding cell.

Franklin is charged with violation of parole, possession of a weapon in a correctional institution and possession of contraband in a correctional facility.

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