Caryville man arrested for burglary

Phillip Dale Adkins

A Caryville man is behind bars on multiple charges after an investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

On May 15, WCSO deputies responded to a call regarding firearms that were stolen from a residence on Brackin Road. Upon arrival it was determined that multiple firearms, valued in excess of $3000, had been stolen from the residence.


Investigators began conducting an investigation and developed a suspect very early on. With the help of a home surveillance system, the suspect was seen prying the door open, entering the home and exiting a short time later with several firearms.


A concerned resident noticed a suspicious person in the area prior to and after the burglary riding a bicycle and made a call to WCSO. The suspect was identified and detained for questioning. During the suspects interview, a confession was given and information pertaining to the location of the firearms was revealed.


35-year-old Phillip Dale Adkins, was arrested and charged with burglary while armed, felony possession of a firearm, dealing in stolen property, unlawful use of two-way communication device and grand theft of firearms.


With the assistance of the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office, all stolen firearms have been recovered.