Matthew Stephens says one of his roommates, 32-year-old Elijah Leavens, came “storming out of his room in a fit of rage” on June 20th as Matthew was confronting another roommate about finding moldy food in the kitchen as he returned from an out-of-town trip. Elijah was reportedly not involved in the conversation yet began an argument. He then punched a hole in the shared bathroom door. A warrant for vandalism was issued for his arrest, which he was booked on this week.
27-year-old Cameron Phillips was booked into jail this weekend on an outstanding warrant from 2018, charging him with the theft of a dog. The warrant, from July 2018, states that Jasmine Burns was in the process of moving to a new residence in Knoxville when she let Cameron watch and care for her dog during the transition for several weeks. And the end of the agreement, she reportedly asked Phillips if he would like to extend the agreement for a few more weeks, and he agreed. When Burns requested the dog back from him, he refused to return, stating the dog was “his to keep.” He continued to send text messages advising he had no intention of returning the dog.