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Armed Man Arrested At Gunpoint

THURSDAY, AUG. 24, 1995

A 34-year-old Nine Mile Falls man was arrested at gunpoint Wednesday after deputies said he threatened to kill his girlfriend and dragged her around her house, forcing her to pack items in a suitcase.

Bradley Scott Phillips was booked into the Spokane County Jail for felony harassment, fourth-degree assault and possession of drug paraphernalia.

About 1 a.m., deputies received a call that Phillips was on his way to his girlfriend’s house in Nine Mile Falls. The caller, whom deputies did not identify, said Phillips was armed and had made threats to the people at the address.

When deputies arrived, Phillips was inside. The officers, Matt Lyons and Steve Jones, entered the house quietly and found Phillips in the kitchen area. They told him he was under arrest, Lt. David Wiyrick said.

Phillips jumped back against the wall and reached his hand behind his back. The deputies pulled their guns and told Phillips to raise his hands. He did, but tried again to reach behind his back, Wiyrick said.

The deputies managed to pin Phillips’ arms to the floor and found a loaded automatic handgun in the rear waistband of his trousers, Wiyrick said.

A further search revealed a knife and syringe.

Deputies said Phillips has been convicted of first-degree robbery and eluding a police vehicle. He had three outstanding warrants for his arrest on other charges Wednesday.

, DataTimes

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