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Two Deputies Injured by Inmate at Courthouse

Two Deputies Injured by Inmate at Courthouse

This undated photo provided by the Fauquier County Sheriff's Office shows George Golder Phillips II. Authorities say Phillips shot a deputy and stabbed another in a holding cell at a northern Virginia courthouse, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009. (AP Photo/Fauqui

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December 31, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – An inmate awaiting a court hearing shot a deputy and stabbed another in a holding cell at a northern Virginia courthouse Wednesday, authorities said.

Fauquier County sheriff’s Lt. James Hartman said George Golder Phillips II, 30, of Warrenton shot one deputy in the leg, and stabbed the other in the face around 1 p.m. Both were taken to hospitals in stable condition.

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The deputies had transported Phillips, who is also suspected of robbing banks, from the local jail to the Fauquier County courthouse in Warrenton, about 45 miles southwest of Washington, D.C., for a hearing.

Hartman said Phillips took the gun from one of the deputies, but it’s not clear what he used to inflict the stab wound. Hartman didn’t have further details on the attack, and declined to release the deputies’ identities.

Phillips was indicted Nov. 23 on two charges of robbing banks and several other related charges.

He was charged Wednesday with one count of attempted murder of a police officer. He is set to appear in court Jan. 7 on that charge.

Phillips pleaded guilty to another robbery in 1998 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison with five suspended.

A message seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned by the public defender’s office, which was representing Phillips on the robbery charges.

(Copyright 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    10928 Comments

    Another career criminal who needs to be charged with TWO counts of attempted murder(not one, like the story mentioned), and put away until he is no longer a physical threat to ANYONE !!!!

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    usa_24

    over 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    Glad they got this dangerous nut case off the streets. I hope the Deputies make a full recovery.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    This D-bag stabbed one deputy in the neck with a pencil he was using to sign some court papers, then took his gun and shot the second deputy. He was re-captured inside the courthouse.

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    darsavmo

    over 4 years ago

    11344 Comments

    Wishes for quick recovery for the deputies. A reminder that transporting prisoners can be even more dangerous than catching them as they have had time to plan their escapes...

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    PaulGreen

    over 4 years ago

    482 Comments

    Was this guy handcuffed? He was a felone wasn't he. Humm. Just dosen't add up. I hope the Officers fully recover. Better check out the proceedures for detaining a criminal a little closer.

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    frankstachura

    over 4 years ago

    140 Comments

    Makes video arraignments from the jail safer and more practical, not to mention the cost effectiveness. I wish a speedy recovery to my fellow Deputies.

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    HCSO531

    over 4 years ago

    248 Comments

    God bless the deputies and to the piece of shit that did this hmmm well I hope your days are numbered in low digits

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    MaxVirtus

    over 4 years ago

    12766 Comments

    God Bless both deputies! .....and the POS inmate should rot in SHU ( the hole) for the rest of his useless, pathetic life!

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    Moen_85

    over 4 years ago

    686 Comments

    Speedy recovery to both deputys

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    uncledennis1

    over 4 years ago

    23130 Comments

    Speedy recovery. I would be interested in complete details.

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    IowaNinersFan

    over 4 years ago

    15274 Comments

    Wishing both officers speedy recovery. And the Cali Supreme Court doesn't want Tasers to be used unless deemed necessary?

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    kaalima

    over 4 years ago

    1748 Comments

    I pray that these two deputies will make a full recovery, but this animal should not have a pulse right now !!

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    41200 Comments

    And he's still breathing why? I do pray for a real quick heal for both Deputies.

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    JICARILLA

    over 4 years ago

    1068 Comments

    wishing both officers a speedy N full recovery!!

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Best wishes to both of these deputies.

    People, we can not let our guards down even for the slightest moment when we are dealing with these POS's. I know that I want to go home to my family at the end of every shift, and I hope you all feel the same way!

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