When responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle on Laurel Circle Friday morning, Cumberland County deputies spoke with a neighbor who said a black BMW pulled into the driveway and a man got out and knocked on the door to the house. The vehicle remained parked in the driveway for about 20 minutes and then left. Deputies located the vehicle on the 100 block of Laurelwood Lane. They spoke with the driver, 30-year-old Christina Lynn Coffman of Heiskell, who said 35-year-old Timothy Garth Coffey of Knoxville was behind the house.
Shortly afterward, Coffey then emerged from the rear of the home.
Upon checking the fenced-in yard, a window at the rear of the home was discovered to have been removed and placed on the ground. There were also wet footprints on the back porch that led to both doors and all the windows on the porch. The footprints matched Coffey’s shoes.
The homeowner said her window screen was not out when she left home earlier in the day.
Coffman said she and Coffey had given someone she identified only as Matt a ride and, in return, he gave them $3 and the bag of meth as payment. She said they drove around and ended up in a nice neighborhood where she said Coffey said he knew somebody in some of the homes. She said she stayed in the vehicle while he got out; they went to about three houses, she said.
Coffey said after giving him a ride, Matt gave them $2, a gift card and the bag of meth as payment. Coffey also said he got the vehicle from a friend who said he drive it until it was repossessed.
The vehicle was reported stolen from Knox County. Inside the vehicle, deputies found 0.69 gram of meth. The owner said she didn’t know either of the suspects, and her husband did not give anyone permission to drive the vehicle.
Coffman was charged with felony possession of meth and placed under $20,000 bond.
Coffey was charged with attempted aggravated burglary, theft of property and felony possession of meth. He was placed under $95,000 bond.
Both are due in court March 25.