Who Is Troy Arthur Phillips? Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Suspect, Arrested, Investigation

Troy Arthur Phillips
Troy Arthur Phillips

Troy Arthur Phillips Biography, Wiki

Troy Arthur Phillips was a second suspect has been arrested following an overnight manhunt near the Georgia-Florida line that began after a shooting in Georgia left a sheriff’s deputy fighting for his life and a second deputy wounded, according to reports.


Troy Arthur Phillips is 40-years-old.

Suspect Arrested

Two sheriff’s deputies were shot and wounded, one critically, on a Georgia highway Saturday night when two brothers in a vehicle being chased allegedly opened fire with a rifle, authorities said.

One of the brothers, Troy Arthur Phillips, 40, was captured on Sunday following a statewide search, Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin announced on Facebook.

Phillips’ brother, Brad Phillips, 41, was arrested shortly after the shooting that left the Decatur County sheriff’s deputy critically wounded, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The shooting unfolded when a Decatur County Sheriff’s deputy attempted to assist a Seminole County, Florida, sheriff’s deputy in a chase on U.S. Highway 84 that started in Florida and crossed into Georgia, Griffin said.

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During the chase, the occupants of a white Chevrolet pickup the deputies were attempting to stop for speeding and reckless driving opened fire with what investigators believed to be a .30 caliber rifle. The deputies returned fire as the chase continued, investigators said.

“The suspects drove into the driveway of a Decatur County residence and attempted to gain entry by shooting through the door,” according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation statement.

“The suspects drove into the driveway of a Decatur County residence and attempted to gain entry by shooting through the door,” according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation statement.

The Decatur County deputy arrived at the scene as the suspects were fleeing the residence in Brinson, Georgia, and one of the brothers allegedly shot the deputy while he was still in his vehicle.

The suspects crashed in a wooded area, according to investigators. Brad Phillips was arrested shortly after the crash, while Troy Phillips was able to flee the scene on foot.

The Decatur County deputy was critically wounded when he was shot underneath his arm, Griffin said.

A suspect considered armed and dangerous was caught Sunday while another was in custody, authorities said.

Troy Arthur Phillips, 40, was considered armed and dangerous as police sought his capture, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office said. The sheriff’s office posted at 1:30 p.m. ET Sunday that Phillips was in custody.

No further details on the circumstances leading to Phillip’s arrest or what charges he faces were immediately available. The sheriff’s office had earlier said Phillips was believed to still be in the Brinson area, where the shooting of the two deputies occurred.

The suspect’s brother, 41-year-old Brad Phillips, had been arrested earlier Sunday morning in connection with the shooting, WTXL-TV of Tallahassee reported.

The critically injured Decatur County deputy was airlifted to a hospital in Tallahassee, Fla., after suffering a gunshot wound under one of his arms, according to the station.

The second deputy, from neighboring Seminole County, Ga., suffered a non-life-threatening wound, the station reported.

Neither deputy was immediately identified. The shooting occurred in Brinson, Decatur County, according to WTXL.

The two deputies were participating in a vehicle pursuit as the suspects’ vehicle crossed from Seminole County into Decatur County, not far from the Florida state line, the station reported.

Both deputies were shot with what was believed to be a .30-caliber rifle, according to WTXL.

The suspects’ vehicle had been traveling more than 80 mph during the chase, the report said.