Two Charged After Lengthy Investigation

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Two Coshocton County residents are in trouble with law after a four month investigation.

The Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office said 33-year-old Kenneth Humphrey II and 35-year-old Shane D. Phillips were charged Thursday with tampering with evidence, a 3rd degree felony.

The Sheriff’s Office said December 6, the two suspects were observed breaking into a structure while detectives were conducting surveillance. They fled on a four-wheeler into a field and then fled on foot. Both were located and taken into custody. The four-wheeler the suspects fled on was confirmed stolen from this year.

Authorities believe Humphrey and Phillips are responsible for several thefts, motor vehicle thefts and breaking and entering cases dating back to July of 2022. More charges are anticipated after the review from the Coshocton County Prosecutors Office.

Nichole Hannahs
Nichole is WHIZ’s News Director/Anchor. She joined the WHIZ family while attending high school at Bishop Rosecrans, before taking a full-time position in 2005. Nichole is no stranger to the area. She grew up in Corning, Ohio and and graduated from Waynesburg College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications emphasizing in Sports Broadcasting/Sports Information and Journalism.When not at work Nichole enjoys watching St. Louis Blues hockey, enjoying time with family, spending time outdoors and reading.If Nichole wasn't in broadcasting she'd probably have become a teacher.Nichole is married to a fellow sports fan Brandon. They have two sons Cameron and Xavier.