Accused Burglary Suspects Apprehended At Traffic Stop In Pikeville

Friday, February 21, 2014
Amanda Leigh Phillips
Amanda Leigh Phillips

Mini-warehouse burglary suspects, Daniel Keith Presley, 26, and Amanda Leigh Phillips, 25, were arrested Thursday in Pikeville by the Bledsoe County Sheriff’s Office and the Bradley County Sheriff’s Office STAR team.  

The pair faces burglary and theft charges in Bradley County after both were implicated in recent thefts from mini-warehouse sites.  

The investigation began in early February when the owner of a mini-warehouse rental business on Springplace Road found stolen property stored in two un-rented units.  Some of the property was traced to thefts from rental units on Waterlevel Highway.

Detectives developed Presley and Ms. Phillips as possible suspects and charges were filed in General Sessions Court. On Thursday, they acted on information that the pair may have fled to Bledsoe County.

While checking possible locations for the suspects a Bledsoe County deputy spotted the their vehicle and conducted a traffic stop. The deputy found Presley to have some pills in his possession and he is being held at the Bledsoe jail on that charge with a hold for the Bradley County charges. Ms. Phillips was transported back to the Bradley County jail on her charges.

Both are charged with three counts of burglary, and single counts of theft over $1,000, theft over $500, and theft under $500.

People who rent mini-warehouse spaces to store personal property are reminded they should periodically check the contents of their units.    

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