Three charged in unlocked car burglaries

Published 11:41 am Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Two county men have been charged with six of 10 auto burglaries reported in the city and county last week, and one city man has been charged with receiving the stolen property, Sheriff Martin Pace said this morning.

Grady Bishop, 18, 3365 U.S. 61 South, Lot 1, and Alex Peacock, 25, 3365 U.S. 61 South, Lot 9, were arrested by sheriff’s deputies Monday evening and charged with six counts of auto burglary and one count of residential burglary.

Gregory Phillips, 44, 122 Bering St., was arrested Tuesday evening at his home. Deputies had a warrant to search the home, and he was charged with one count of receiving stolen property and with being a felon in possession of a gun.

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Some of the stolen items, including a saxophone, GPS unit, wallet, sunglasses and cell phone, have been found, the sheriff said.

“This is still an ongoing investigation,” Pace said. “We still feel hopeful that we can recover additional property.”

Bishop and Peacock are accused in auto burglaries reported Thursday in a one-mile area in the southern part of the county — in the 500 block of Dudley Road, the 4300 block of Nailor Road, the 200 block of Dogwood Lake Drive, one on Stratford Way and two on Hennington Road. The two are also charged in a Sunday residential burglary in the 300 block of Warriors Trail.

Also, two auto burglaries were reported in the south county Thursday — on Fisher Ferry Road and on Jeff Davis Road. No one has been charged in those.

Two were reported in the city, as well — in the 3400 block of Third Street and 3000 block of Indiana Avenue. Charged is Henry Armstead Jr., 28, 2604 Yerger St., who this morning was in the Warren County Jail.

All the burglarized vehicles were unlocked.

Found at Phillips’ home, Pace said, was a 42-inch TV reported missing in the Warriors Trail home burglary.

Pace said Phillips has multiple felony charges that date to 1987, including receiving stolen property, grand larceny, burglary, felony shoplifting and most recently, a 2010 drug charge.

In April, Bishop pleaded guilty to two counts of residential burglary and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, but that sentence was suspended and he was put on probation.

Bishop, Peacock and Phillips were all in the Warren County Jail this morning without bond, Pace said.