CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – The report of a suspicious vehicle led to the discovery of stolen property and multiple arrests, according to a Campbell County Sheriff’s Department press release.
On Thursday, January 28, Deputy Joseph Weaver was dispatched to Twin Cove Marina after receiving reports of a suspicious vehicle, described as a black Jeep.
Deputy Weaver located the Jeep at Murphy’s gas station in La Follette after seeing two green kayaks on top of the vehicle and various fishing poles inside the vehicle.
Weaver spoke with the driver, Megan Cross, who stated that she and her husband, Greg Phillips, had received a call from Bradley Phillips to pick him up at Twin Cove Marina.
According to the sheriff’s report, the couple went to Twin Cove Marina and assisted Bradley Phillips in loading the two kayaks and fishing poles onto her Jeep.
Law enforcement officials contacted the owner of Twin Cove Marina, who confirmed the equipment was property of the marina and had been stolen.
Cross and both Phillips were placed under arrest.
While searching Greg Phillips, Deputy Weaver also located approximately 0.25 grams of a white crystal substance in his jacket pocket. The substance is believed to be methamphetamine.
Gregory Phillips was charged with theft of property over $1,000 and possession of a schedule II controlled substance, and Bradley Phillips was charged with theft of property over $1,000. Both Phillips remain housed in the Campbell County Jail this morning without bond. Each is scheduled to appear in court later today.
Cross was charged with accessory after the fact and was released on bond on January 29. She, too, is due in court today.
(WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/02/2021-6AM)