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Arrests Made in Auburn Hills Subdivision Investigation


Hamilton County, TN - On Thursday, April 23, 2020, detectives with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office went before the Hamilton County Magistrate and swore to facts surrounding the hoarding of tornado relief items by Steven Howard West, age 64, and Kimberly Gail West, age 49, who are managers of the Auburn Hills Trailer Park.

The Hamilton County Magistrate issued warrants for the arrest of both individuals charging each of them with Theft over $60,000 and Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Theft over $60,000.

At approximately, 5:30 pm, Hamilton County Sheriff Deputies executed the warrants arresting Steven and Kimberly West at their residence.

Chief Deputy Austin Garrett stated, “During these traumatic events which have affected so many in our community, the HCSO wants to assure the public we take all allegations of victimization extremely serious. We encourage members of the community to report any instances of victimization. Our personnel continue to serve those in the affected areas and we will remain in the weeks to come with dedicated personnel to provide any support necessary to ensure the safety and security of those affected.”

This investigation is ongoing.

No further details are available at this time.

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