The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office said that they had two people in custody after a long investigation into a number of thefts, car thefts, and break-ins that happened since July.
Kenneth R. Humphrey II, age 33, and Shane D. Phillips, age 35, both of Coshocton, were officially charged with tampering with evidence, a third-degree felony, on Thursday. More charges are anticipated as the Coshocton County Prosecutor’s Office continues to review the case.
The sheriff’s office said that Humphrey and Phillips broke into a building on December 6 while detectives were watching. Attempts were made to catch the two men, but they got away on a four-wheeler and went to a nearby field. Then, they left the truck and ran away on foot.
The area was blocked off by deputies, and the K-9 unit followed the men into a densely wooded area. They were found and taken into custody in the end. It was proven that the four-wheeler had been stolen. Prince’s Wrecker Service and Coshocton County Emergency Medical Services were also at the scene to help.
In a separate incident at 1:48 p.m. Wednesday, a man was taken into custody following execution of a search warrant in the 2200 block of South Ninth Street. Several things were taken away because of thefts in the area. The sheriff’s office didn’t say if this had anything to do with the case of Humphrey and Phillips.
On Thursday, Louis W. Cappello, who is 41 years old and from Coshocton, was officially charged with tampering with evidence, which is a third-degree felony. When the Coshocton County Prosecutor’s Office looks into the case more, they are likely to bring more charges. Prince’s Wrecker Service helped out at the accident site.
In another case, the sheriff’s office said that a woman was arrested around 3 p.m. Wednesday after a search warrant was carried out in the 1200 block of East Main St. At the scene, drugs, cash, and things that had to do with drugs were taken away.
Jessica M. Cappello, 42, of Coshocton was officially charged with the third-degree felony of aggravated drug trafficking on Thursday. As the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office looks into the case more, they are likely to bring more charges. The sheriff’s office didn’t say if this was related to the Louis Cappello case as the last name is the same.
The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office sent in this information.