- Advertisement -
Home News Local News Oneida man charged with violating sex offender registration requirements

Oneida man charged with violating sex offender registration requirements

An Oneida man was arrested last week on five counts of violating the state’s sex offender registration requirements.

Michael Phillips, 40, was arrested and charged with the violations following an investigation by Oneida Police Department.

Phillips, who was convicted in 2001 of solicitation to commit solicitation of a minor, was allegedly staying at his father’s house on North Cross Street, after being repeatedly ordered not to be at the home.

The North Cross Street home is located less than 300 ft. from the Oneida Middle School/High School complex. Tennessee’s sex offender registration requirements prohibit convicted sex offenders from residing within 1,000 ft. of a school.

According to a warrant filed by OPD Investigator Andy Davis, an anonymous source told police that Phillips was “sneaking and staying” at the North Cross Street home. During the course of the investigation, officers visited the home three times between Jan. 25 and Feb. 4 and Phillips was allegedly present at the home all three times.

Davis noted in the warrant that Phillips’ probation officer had advised him “numerous times” not to be at the residence.

Additionally, a 15-year-old girl was allegedly staying at the residence during the times that Phillips was there, which is another violation of the sex offender registration requirements, although the warrant specified that there were no known sexual allegations involving Phillips and the minor who was present.

- Story Continues Below -

Join our mailing list

Get headlines delivered directly to your inbox with the Inside Scott Newsletter.

We will not sell or spam your email address.
- Advertisement -
Independent Herald
Contact the Independent Herald at newsroom@ihoneida.com. Follow us on Twitter, @indherald.
- Advertisement -

Stay Connected


Join our mailing list

We will not sell or spam your email address.

The Latest

Eye to the Sky: A winter-like blast of cold air is ahead

A winter-like blast of cold air is headed our way for the middle of this week, bringing with it the threat for frost and...

Soccer: Oneida wins three at Highlander Cup

HUNTSVILLE — Oneida won its fourth, fifth and sixth games of the week at the Highlander Cup on Saturday, going three of three in...

Soccer: Scott High wins two of three at Highlander Cup

HUNTSVILLE — Scott High started the day with dominating wins over Clinton and Harriman, and ended it with a loss to Oneida in the...

Eye to the Sky: The dreaded S-word returns to the forecast?!?

Okay, let's end the suspense. The answer to the question posed in the headline is, "no." Snow isn't in the forecast. But it might wind...

Related Stories

More than 11,000 covid vaccinations administered in Scott County

Scott County this week surpassed 11,000 "shots in arms," as a growing number of Scott Countians are being inoculated against Covid-19. The TN Dept. of...

Meth surge: Oneida Police Department make multiple arrests in meth trafficking cases

Last week was a busy week for Oneida Police Department all the way around, with 14 suspects arrested on various criminal charges between April...

NWS confirms an EF-2 tornado in Scott County

HUNTSVILLE — The National Weather Service's storm survey team has concluded its work in Scott County, and has confirmed that an EF-2 tornado occurred...

A list of Scott County’s tornadoes

Two tornadoes touched down in Norma and Straight Fork on Thursday, April 8, 2021, damaging several homes but fortunately resulting in no injuries. They were...

Multiple homes damaged by Norma tornado

HUNTSVILLE — Multiple homes were damaged, some severely, by a tornado in the Norma and Straight Fork communities Thursday evening, but there were no...
- Advertisement -