Man found dead was to be witness in court-martial case

PEMBROKE, Ky. (AP) – 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 reports 59-year-old Calvin Lee Phillips was listed as a witness for the prosecution and the defense in the case of Maj. Christian Martin, who is charged with sexual assault and mishandling classified information.

Army Lt. Col. 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 Dec. 1 in his client’s defense.

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