Coldwater man turns himself in for conspiracy to commit a crime

Published 4:19 pm Monday, February 10, 2020

A Coldwater man turned himself into the Oxford Police Department in connection to a crime that occurred last year.

On Feb.3, Edward Phillips, 26, turned himself in to OPD on a warrant for conspiracy to commit a crime and was taken to the Lafayette County Detention Center and issued a bond of $2,500.

Phillips is connected to a crime that involved an Oxford woman falsely advertising an apartment for sublease and pretending to be an OPD employee in December.

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Shanterica Gillard, 22, took $805 from the victim, which was intended to be for rent and deposit on an apartment. Gillard then took the money and informed the victim they had been scammed. During a recorded conversation, Gillard falsely identified herself as an OPD employee.

Gillard was arrested on Jan. 5 and given a bond of $2,500.