A 19 year-old man is facing a list of charges after police found guns in his car on Chattanooga State’s campus.
Officers pulled over Mailik Phillips for speeding and passing multiple vehicles on campus Wednesday night. As they approached the car, officers noted smelling marijuana.
Phillips admitted to having marijuana in his pocket. Police found two grams of what appeared to be marijuana in Phillips’ pocket. The drugs were divided into two bags.
Police asked Phillips and a passenger, a 17 year-old male, to step out of the car. Officers asked Phillips if there was anything else illegal in his car. He told officers there was a gun hidden under a seat. Officers found a loaded Serbia AK 5.56 pistol and loaded .38 revolver in the car.
The Serbia Ak 5.56 is a semi-automatic, assault-style weapon.
Officers also found a digital scale and empty plastic bags.
Officers arrested Phillips and charged him with several charges including possession of a firearm with the intent to go armed, carrying weapons on school property and driving on a revoked or suspended license.
Chattanooga State spokeswoman Nancy Patterson tells Channel 3, neither Phillips, nor his passenger, are students at the college.
"We are grateful to our Chattanooga State Campus Police for their commendable work last night, and everyday, to keep our campus safe," says Patterson.
Phillips, who is being held on a $37,500 bond, is due in court on January 12.
Phillips has a criminal history that includes a few theft charges. In 2012, he was charged with three counts of attempted murder. Those charges were later dismissed and Phillips received a suspended sentence on lesser charges as part of a pre-trial diversion.
Sunday, January 21 2018 12:50 AM EST2018-01-21 05:50:24 GMT
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