Strong man accused of lying to police in Phillips


PHILLIPS — A Strong man was accused Tuesday of repeatedly telling Franklin County sheriff’s deputies that a woman they were trying to arrest on warrants was not at the residence.

Deputy Kevin Hartley arrested Joshua Rollins, 33, on Tuesday on a misdemeanor charge of hindering apprehension, Lt. David St. Laurent said.

Hartley was trying to serve two warrants on Nicole Hennessey, 33, of Phillips, at 28 River Road in Phillips, that charged failure to appear and failing to complete counseling, he said.

Rollins kept telling deputies that Hennessey was not home and saying she was somewhere else. He did this for about 30 minutes, St. Laurent said.

He was warned that if she was there, he would be arrested.

Interviews conducted with others at the residence indicated that Hennessey was there, he said. Hennessey eventually came out of a bedroom to talk with deputies.

Hartley was assisted at the scene by St. Laurent, deputy Nicholas Zecher and trooper Reid Bond.

Rollins was taken to Franklin County Jail in Farmington. He was released on unsecured bail on Wednesday morning, St, Laurent said.

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