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April 16, 2014

Police: Couple sets up house in Tansi pool

CROSSVILLE — A Lake Tansi couple who suddenly found themselves without shelter set up a temporary home in an indoor pool area at the resort/retirement community, according to police arrest reports.

Travis W. Eddington, 34, 1002 Oswego Circle, and Patricia Lynn Doyle, 33, 2162 Ona Rd., are each charged with burglary and possession of a legend drug, according to Lake Tansi Security Officer Steve Hritz.

Hritz responded to the Lake Tansi indoor pool off Country Club Rd. April 1 around 10:30 p.m. to investigate a report of two people possibly staying in the closed facility.

"I walked to the front door and it was locked, but I could see a television on inside the building," Hritz wrote in his report. He walked around the building and found a side door open. Once inside, he made contact with a man identified as Eddington "sitting on the floor next to the couch."

The suspect was taken into custody. Hritz wrote he found several personal items on the couch and coffee table along with a backpack and a black trash bag. The couch had a sheet on it along with pillows. A purse with identification and a parole card inside were recovered.

Security Chief Jerry Turner and Cumberland County Sheriff's Investigator Scott Griffin also responded to the scene.

Eddington reportedly told the investigator the couple had been staying in the building "because they had no other place to stay due to being asked to leave another residence earlier in the day."

No forced entry was found. Doyle, who was not in the building, was later taken into custody and both persons were booked at the Justice Center.

Bond was set at $10,500 for Eddington and $11,000 for Doyle. Both are to appear in General Sessions Court on April 21.

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