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Grand jury indicts 2 in Johnson City 'Tree Streets' home invasions

July 12th, 2013 12:40 pm by Becky Campbell

Grand jury indicts 2 in Johnson City 'Tree Streets' home invasions

Phillip Eugene Woolwine II and Chavez Mintal Hunter


A Washington County grand jury indicted two men this week on two home-invasion robberies that happened within days of each other in May.


Chavez Mintal Hunter, 21, 1700 Dave Buck Road, No. 13, and Phillip Eugene Woolwine II, 20, 400 Hamilton St., No. 1, are charged in both robberies while a third man, Tonio Alberto Jose Relgado, is charged in one of them.


The alleged robberies occurred May 10 at a Southwest Avenue residence and May 15 at a home on West Maple Street, according to court documents.


In the May 10 incident, Woolwine and Hunter and a third unnamed man are accused of entering the home through an unlocked door, firing three shots from a handgun and threatening the residents with bodily harm. One victim was pistol whipped and had to be treated for a head injury. Police said Woolwine, Hunter and the unidentified assailant took a wallet and ran from the home down an alley. 


Woolwine apparently dropped his cell phone in the alley and that’s how police tracked him down and later tied him to the robbery.


In the second robbery, Woolwine, Hunter and Relgado allegedly entered the Maple Street home and pointed a gun at the resident. The men are accused of stealing several items, including a laptop, TV, two snowboards, a rifle and cash.


In two unrelated cases, Woolwine was also indicted on charges of simple possession of marijuana, unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of schedule II drugs for resale.


Other indictments returned by the grand jury this week included:


• William Jacob Henry, 23, 3 Osprey Point, on one count of robbery. He’s accused of entering the Eastman branch at 4307 N. Roan St., No. 1, and demanding money from a teller.


• Darryl J. Corbitt, 48, 141 E. Market St., Apt. 604, on one count of arson. Johnson City police said Corbitt got the stove eyes in his John Sevier Center apartment red hot, then took them into the bedroom and put them on the floor, which caught the carpet on fire. When police arrived, Corbitt had his apartment door barred and when officers entered with a master key, they found him naked and combative. The fire caused $1,375 worth of damage to the apartment.


• Stephen Foster Brobeck, 32, 11 Hiddenbrook Lane, Gray, on one count of theft over $10,000 but under $60,000. According to a court document, Brobeck was at the home of local attorney Charles Pope to help with a birthday party for Pope’s daughter. Sometime during the party, a gold Rolex watch and Glock pistol were stolen. When police interviewed Brobeck, he said he took the items from Pope’s bedroom, according to court records. Police said the items were valued at more than $25,000. Brobeck told police he sold the watch for $2,800.


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