Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Search Reveals Guns Hidden Under Car Hood

The Putnam County sheriff's department has charged a Crossville man with theft after finding him in possession of some guns that had been reported stolen in Cumberland County on Monday.  Deputy Jason Phy says 19-year-old Joshua Lloyd Mills was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on Highway 70 Tuesday night.  Phy says he got consent to search that vehicle and alleges that he and Deputy Josh Reams found two pistols hidden underneath the hood of the car.  Mills allegedly told the officers that the guns belonged to him, but a check revealed that they had been reported stolen.  Meanwhile, in a separate case, theft charges were brought against a man who allegedly shoplifted a pair of tennis shoes from the Sears store and some clothing from TJ Maxx. Authorities say 35-year-old Shannon Ray Mee of Bloomington Springs was alleged seen on a security video leaving the store with those items.