- Tuesday October 15th, 2013 :: 10:49 a.m. CDT
News Release - Additional Burglary Arrest
DATE: October 15, 2013
SUBJECT: Area Business Break-Ins/Arrest
RELEASE NUMBER: 2014-NR-066(A)
CONTACT: Lt. Doug Daza
AUTHORITY: Sheriff Eric Williams
The Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a second person in connection with several burglaries to area businesses. Brick Bruce Phillips was arrested yesterday on a warrant for two counts of Burglary and two counts of Theft. Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s detectives obtained the warrant following an investigation into burglaries that occurred at Mulzer’s Crushed Stone and United Minerals properties in Vanderburgh County. On October 8th, Sheriff’s detectives served a search warrant at the residence of Steven Vile and arrested him on similar charges.
The investigation by the Sheriff’s Office continued and Phillips was developed as a suspect. An interview of Phillips resulted in a confession to the crimes as well as an admission of participation in the theft from the Highland Baseball Club. Phillip’s cooperation led to the recovery of several off-road vehicles stolen from the Highland Baseball Club. Vile, while initially uncooperative, gave a statement to Sheriff’s detectives implicating himself and Phillips in the burglaries at Mulzer’s in both Vanderburgh and Warrick County, United Minerals and the theft from the Highland Baseball Club. Sheriff’s Detectives were able to recover more stolen property based on information provided by Vile.
Phillips is currently in the Vanderburgh County Detention Center on a $5,000/$50,000 cash/surety bond awaiting a court appearance.
Brick Phillips, 37 YOA, Henderson, KY
Burglary Class C Felony (2 Counts), Theft Class D Felony (2 Counts)
Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Office
3500 N Harlan Ave
Evansville, IN 47711