Presley and Phillips face burglary charges
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
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A man and woman arrested in Bledsoe County this week are facing burglary and theft charges in Bradley County for allegedly breaking into warehouse storage sites.

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 Strategic Targeted Area Response Team member.

“The pair faces burglary and theft charges in Bradley County after both were implicated in recent thefts from mini -warehouse sites,” according to Bob Gault, media relations coordinator for BCSO.

“The investigation began in early February when the owner of a mini-warehouse rental business on Spring Place Road found stolen property stored in two unrented units. Some of the property was traced to thefts from rental units on Waterlevel Highway,” said Gault.

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

While checking possible locations for the suspects, a Bledsoe County deputy spotted 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.

Phillips was transported back to the Bradley County jail on her charges, Gault noted.

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

BCSO officials want to remind residents who rent mini-warehouse spaces that they should periodically check the contents of their units.

- A No Pone Valley resident reported the theft of her wallet from her car after she parked it at one location to ride with a friend to another.

Hether Leigh Ruprecht said she had parked her car at Hardee’s on Lauderdale Memorial Highway and went to Love’s Truck Plaza with a friend.

When she returned a short time later, Ruprecht discovered her wallet was missing. Personal identification, a bank card and pay card from an employer were included in the wallet.

The wallet and contents were valued at $200.