The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Criminal Investigations Division (CID) began assisting the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department in a burglary report from July 2019. Among items stolen from the burglary was an unregistered or unknown registration aircraft which was last known to be on a custom trailer for transport.
CID investigators led a coordinated effort with the Tennessee Department of Revenue and the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, resulting in Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Trooper Jeff Phann locating and recovering the aircraft in Putnam County on Tuesday, Oct. 1.
This was a great collaborative effort by all involved and possibly the first stolen airplane recovery for CID. Investigators are continuing to follow up on additional leads. Based on the origination of the case and other cases connected as a result, the investigation continues.