Man Found Dead Was To Be Witness

Posted at 4:34 PM, Nov 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-29 17:34:59-05

A man found dead in his home as police investigated remains found in a burnt vehicle was scheduled to testify in an upcoming court-martial at Fort Campbell.

The Kentucky New Era reported 59-year-old Calvin Lee Phillips was listed as a witness for the prosecution and the defense in the case of Major Christian Martin, who has been charged with sexual assault and mishandling classified information.

Army Lieutenant Colonel Chevelle Thomas said Phillips was on the prosecution's list of potential witnesses, and defense attorney Bill Summers said Phillips was going to testify on December 1 in his client's defense.

Detectives with the Christian County Sheriff's Department found Phillips body on November 19 while investigating the remains of two people found in a burnt vehicle. Those remains haven't yet been identified.