TTPD was on the way to help serve a warrant on Eric J. Phillips with the US Marshals Office. On the way to serve the warrant officers spotted the suspect on State Line and attempted to stop him in the Whataburger drive-through.
According to Aaron Brower of the TTPD, the driver attempted to hit the officers with his vehicle so they fired to disable to vehicle. Phillips was not hit.
The suspect continued on about 1 block to in front of Days Inn on State Line where he exited the vehicle and ran on foot.
Phillips jumped over the roof of Days Inn and made it to the Walmart parking lot where he was then apprehended by 3 TAPD officers. According to TAPD Spokesperson Kristi Mitchell, Phillips is charged with Aggravated Kidnapping, Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Assault on a public servant, evading arrest, and unlawful use of a vehicle.
Texarkana, Arkansas and Texas Police joined together to capture a fugitive from Hurst, Texas that had been hiding in a local hotel in Texarkana, Texas.
On June 10th, 2014, Texarkana Arkansas and Texas Police departments, and an investigator from the Bowie County District Attorney’s Office were advised that a felony fugitive, Eric Phillips, W/M 36yoa, of Bedford, Texas was staying in a hotel on N. Stateline Avenue. Phillips had outstanding felony warrants for; Aggravated Kidnapping-Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Assault of a Public Servant, Evading Arrest/Detention-Vehicle, Unlawful Use of A Motor Vehicle) out of Hurst, Texas. On todays’ date at approximately 1:00pm Officers observed Phillips driving into a local business in the 4200 block of N. Stateline Avenue. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Phillips and arrest him. At that time Phillips attempted to evade Officers while striking several vehicles in the process causing a serious danger to the public and the officers attempting to arrest him. TTPD Officers fired shots into Phillips vehicle in order to disable the suspect’s from driving and causing further immident danger to the officers and public.
At which time Phillips exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Phillips was captured and arrested by TAPD Officers in the Walmart parking lot. Phillips was arrested for the previously listed warrants and transported to the Bi-State Justice building. Charges for TAPD and TTPD are pending.
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If anyone has information about these crimes, they are encouraged to call 911 or Texarkana Crime Stoppers at 903-793-STOP.