A second suspect has been arrested following a manhunt near the Georgia-Florida line. It began after a shooting in Georgia left a sheriff’s deputy fighting for his life and a second deputy wounded.
Authorities say 40-year-old Troy Arthur Phillips was considered armed and dangerous. The sheriff’s office posted at 1:30 p.m. eastern yesterday 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 yesterday in connection with the shooting.
The critically injured Decatur County deputy was airlifted to a hospital in Tallahassee after suffering a gunshot wound under one of his arms.
The second deputy, from neighboring Seminole County, Georgia suffered a non-life-threatening wound. Neither was immediately identified.
The two deputies were participating in a vehicle pursuit as the suspects’ vehicle crossed from Seminole County into Decatur County. Both deputies were shot with what was believed to be a .30-caliber rifle.
(Picture in story is the suspect, Troy Arthur Phillips)