UPDATE: Man wanted for shooting southwest Georgia law enforcement officers in custody

Troy Arthur Phillips

Troy Arthur Phillips is “possibly armed and dangerous”

UPDATE (WDHN) — According to a Facebook post by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Troy Arthur Phillips was arrested Sunday afternoon. The Bainbridge Department of Public Safety also posted about Phillips’ capture.

Arthur Phillips was wanted in connection to the shootings of Decatur County Sheriff’s deputy and a Seminole County Sheriff’s deputy. Multiple law enforcement agencies searched for Phillips overnight and into Sunday. One of the deputies is in critical condition at a Tallahassee hospital after being shot in his patrol car following a chase. The other deputy is recovering from a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Wade Phillips, the suspect’s brother, had already taken into custody shortly after the Saturday night incident.

UPDATE (WDHN) — Georgia authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Troy Arthur Phillips, wanted for the shootings of two southwest Georgia law enforcement officers.

A Sunday afternoon post by Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin indicated Phillips is “armed and dangerous.”

Anyone with information should call 229-248-3000.


DECATUR COUNTY, Ga. (WDHN) – A manhunt is underway after a Decatur County, Ga., sheriff’s deputy was shot Saturday night.

Authorities are searching for Troy Arthur Phillips, 40, in connection with the shooting. Phillips is considered “possibly armed and dangerous.”  The ABC affiliate in Tallahassee reports Phillips’ brother was taken into custody after the incident.

Troy Arthur Phillips

The shooting happened in the area of Highway 84 and State Road 310 in Brinson Saturday night. According to reports, a chase began in Seminole County. The chase then traveled eastward into Decatur County. Authorities say one deputy was shot and is in critical condition. Another law enforcement officer was also shot, but the wound is non-life threatening.

In a Sunday morning Facebook post, Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin said, “It is believed that he [Phillips] is still in the Brinson area. Please do not give anyone a ride or assistance in this area. Stay vigilant and if you see him, contact authorities immediately.”

Anyone with information on Phillips’ whereabouts should call 9-1-1, Decatur County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Vincent Edmond at 229-400-8020 or Chief Investigator Elijah McCoy at 229-400-8004.

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