Sills brothers face charges

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By Phillip Boshears

Last week, the LaFollette Police Department arrested a man for rape of a child.

Last Thursday, his brother was arrested on similar charges.

LPD Detective Monty Miller arrested Jerry Wayne Sills, 44, 209 W. Chestnut St. Apt. 304, LaFollette, on a 2 year old warrant, according to reports.

In 2010, Jerry Sills allegedly had inappropriate physical contact with a 12 year old female, police records indicated.

After doing this, Jerry Sills allegedly attempted to engage the child in further inappropriate contact, the report said.

According to Miller, the LPD allegedly received information about Jerry Sills, his alleged actions and people have had contact with.

Miller along with Sgt. Brian Tiller went to Jerry Sills’ girlfriend’s house to serve the warrant, where they allegedly found Sills hiding in a small wooden armoire, behind some clothes, according to Miller’s report.

After allegedly giving Jerry Sills several commands to show his hands and come out, the officers had to remove him by force, records indicated.

Jerry Sills allegedly continued to resist, resulting in the officers taking him down and physically restraining him, threatening to use chemical spray if he would not comply, LPD records stated.

Jerry Sills allegedly complied after the struggle and was arrested for the May 2010, warrant for rape of a child, aggravated sexual battery, and resisting arrest.

It was reported last week, that Jerry Sills’ brother Jeffery Sills was arrested for aggravated sexual battery, rape of a child, and possession of marijuana.

Jeffery Sills allegedly had inappropriate sexual contact with a 10 year old child, and a seven year old child that he baby-sat, according to the reports.

During one of these incidents, Jeffery Sills allegedly gave the 10 year old victim marijuana, records indicated.

The victims of both Sills brothers were different, according to Miller.
Jeffery Sills has a previous criminal history from Florida, according to Miller.

This week a detective from Florida is in town, following the charges of both Sills brothers, performing her own investigation, according to Miller. However he could not release any further information about that investigation at press time.

An investigation is ongoing on both Jerry Sills and Jeffery Sills, and more charges are expected.

They both appear in general sessions court on Tuesday and waived their rights to a preliminary hearing. Their cases will now be heard by the grand jury.