McMinn deputies find stolen goods suspect in a secret room

ATHENS, Tennessee (WDEF) – Sheriff Joe Guy announces the arrest of a Federal Fugitive suspected of receiving stolen goods.

The search for a stolen Polaris Razor 4×4 led them to a home near on County Road 4 near Calhoun last Thursday night.

“It was the residence of a Brian K Goins, who was known to have arrest warrants out of McMinn County, Meigs County, and the United States District Court out of Chattanooga,” said Sheriff Joe Guy.

When they arrived at the home, they spotted the 4 Runner.

So they secured the property and got a search warrant.

The Sheriff says they recovered two stolen vehicles and two motorcycles with altered VIN plates, plus a gun and drugs.

When they got inside, they found Goins hiding in a secret room in the basement.

Later that night, they traced the stolen Razor to another property on County Road 53.

“It was some great work done by our officers and the Drug Task Force that resulted in this arrest and stolen property recovery,” said Sheriff Guy.

Goins faces charges of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Simple Possession of Sched 2 Narcotics, a Meigs Co warrant for Failure to Appear on a Manufacturing Sched 2, and a US Marshal Warrant for Possession of a Firearm by a felon.

NOTE: man is NOT the suspect

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