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Clayton County Sheriff's Office, GA
Wednesday December 19th, 2018 :: 01:27 p.m. EST


#3 On The Top Ten Most Wanted Shoots Himself When Captured By SHERIFF VICTOR HILL’s Elite Fugitive Squad

Dwayne Phillips already had multiple outstanding warrants out of different jurisdictions, but when he hit a Lake City Police Officer with a car causing serious injury back in October of this year, Phillips choose the wrong jurisdiction.  Sheriff Victor Hill place Phillips on his Top Ten Most Wanted and ordered an all out manhunt for him while alerting the public that Phillips was loose and dangerous through this communication platform.  Phillips quickly got the message and fled town.


Around 2am this morning, members of Sheriff Victor Hill’s elite Fugitive Squad tracked David Dewayne Phillips to a motel in Bremen Georgia.    When Fugitive Investigators knocked on the door, Phillip’s girlfriend and dog both quickly exited the room.  Phillips did not.  Phillips locked himself in the bathroom and fired two rounds  from a handgun.   


Members of the Fugitive Squad began negotiating with Phillips to come out peacefully, but negotiations failed when  they told him it would be the “Hill-ton”  jail that he would be staying at first.  Upon hearing this Phillips yelled “nooooo” and fired two more shots threatening to kill himself.   


The Pauldin County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. team responded and gassed Phillips out of the room.  It was then discovered that Phillips had actually shot himself in the abdomen with an entrance and exit wound and grazed his head with another shot.


David Dewayne Phillips is now at a local hospital recovering from his self inflicted gunshot wound.  But as soon as he recovers, he will face his fear of facing the wall at Georgia’s toughest military jail, now better known to all as the “Hill-ton”.


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Clayton County Sheriff's Office, GA
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Jonesboro, GA 30236

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