2 Scottville men face numerous weapons charges

November 18, 2015
Phillip Mallory-Roberts

Phillip Mallory-Roberts

LUDINGTON — The two suspects who were arrested by Mason County Sheriff’s Office deputies on numerous gun charges Monday, Nov. 16, have been arraigned in 79th District Court, said Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole.

Phillip Edward Mallory-Roberts, 29, of Scottville faces five felony counts, including receiving and concealing firearms; two counts of felony firearms; conspiracy to commit felony firearms; and firearms possession by a felon, according to Cole. Mallory-Roberts is being charged as a four-time habitual offender.

His younger brother, Miles David Roberts, 24, of Scottville, faces three felony counts,

Miles Roberts

Miles Roberts

including receiving and concealing firearms; felony firearms; and conspiracy to commit receiving and concealing of firearms, the sheriff said.

The two were arrested following a seven-month investigation that involved obtaining information from the suspects’ cell phones, according to Cole.

The investigation began following a traffic stop March 16, 2015 in Pere Marquette Township in which a 20-year-old man was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of a stolen handgun. “Over the course of the next several months, search warrants were executed on cell phones belonging to those involved. With the assistance of the Digital Forensics Lab in Ludington, valuable information was obtained from the cell phones which assisted deputies in their investigation and eventually led to the charges being filed,” the sheriff said.

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