Bradley County Man Involved In Numerous Burglaries Gets Lengthy Federal Prison Sentence

Monday, March 11, 2013

A Bradley County man who has been involved in a number of burglaries was given a lengthy federal prison sentence on Monday.

Timothy Christopher Phillips, 34, was ruled an armed career criminal, which carries a mandatory 15-year sentence.

He got a consecutive 15 months on a prior revocation in the appearance before Judge Sandy Mattice.

An investigation by property crimes detectives for the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office in January of last year led to the arrest of Phillips for home burglaries occurring since early December.

The case, ongoing for over a month, took a turn when detectives discovered a Nintendo gaming system and associated games sold to a business on Treasury Drive matched the serial number of a system stolen from Willbrook Circle. An examination of records pertaining to the sale identified Phillips as the person in possession of the stolen property when it was sold.

A subsequent investigation resulted in consent to search Phillips' residence on South Lee Highway. Detectives found property there from that burglary and three others.

Phillips is charged with two counts each of aggravated burglary and theft over $1,000. Detectives had been able to clear these burglaries:

• 200 block of Turning Leaf Trail on Dec. 7
• 900 block of Tri Circle on Dec. 21
• 200 block of Pebble Ridge Drive on Dec. 30
• 100 block of Wilbrook Circle on Jan.9

Several thousand dollars of stolen property, including a handgun, medications, jewelry, cell phones, computers and other electronics were recovered from Phillips’ residence. Property that was identified through theft reports has been returned to owners.



Latest Hamilton County Jail Booking Report

Here is the latest jail booking report from Hamilton County: ADAMS, SHELIA KAY  9607 BARBEE ROAD LOT 64 SODDY DAISY, 37379  Age at Arrest: 52 years old Arresting Agency: Hamilton County CONTEMPT OF COURT (NON SUPPORT) --- ARMSTRONG, JOHN MELVILLE  119 FLEETWOOD DR LOOKOUT MTN, 37350  Age at Arrest: 53 years old Arresting Agency: Lookout Mountain ... (click for more)

City Officials Believe Fish Kill In Small Creek In Hixson Is Related To Weather Changes

City officials said they believe a fish kill in a Hixson Creek is related to weather changes. Officials said, "The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) is presently investigating the cause of the large numbers of dead fish seen in a wet weather conveyance that runs into the Tennessee River. At this point, officials believe that the cause is related to weather   occurrences earlier ... (click for more)

Reflections On Billy Graham

Sandra and I are saddened this morning after learning of the death of Billy Graham. We rejoice today, because Mr. Graham once said "It will be reported that Billy Graham has died, but that won't be the truth. He said the truth is that he had only moved to a new location".  I remember when we named 15th Street as Billy Graham Avenue, his daughter Gigi came for the dedication ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: We’re The Angriest State

WalletHub, a financial-health website that has found it can draw a lot of attention by ranking the states on which is “fattest,” smartest, and so forth, has just announced its “sinful” rating and Tennessee churches should be ashamed of the job they are doing in making the Volunteer State a haven for puritans. Then again, our tourism may soon explode … remember Sodom & Gomorrah. ... (click for more)

Young Mocs Fall To Mercer 65-56

 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga freshmen Brooke Burns and Mya Long combined for 36 points in the Mocs’ 65-56 loss to Mercer in Southern Conference women’s basketball action at Hawkins Arena Thursday night. Chattanooga falls to 16-11 on the year and 7-6 in league play. The Bears, ranked 25th in the USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll, are now 26-2 and 13-0 in SoCon action. ... (click for more)

Covenant Softball Wins Two In Home Opener

The Covenant softball team finally played its home opener and outlasted both the weather and visiting Judson to earn a doubleheader sweep on Thursday afternoon. The Lady Scots won 4-2 in game one, which was delayed over an hour due to heavy rain, and then recorded a 9-1 victory in the finale. Covenant (6-8) had played its first 12 games on the road or in neutral site locations. ... (click for more)