Atmore man arrested after fleeing deputies

Published 3:00 pm Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Phillips had several outstanding warrants prior to arrest

An Atmore man is behind bars after being arrested on multiple warrants and attempting to elude sheriff’s deputies, according to the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Tyson Phillips

Tyson Phillips

Chief Deputy Mike Lambert said Tyson Phillips, 19, was arrested and charged with theft of property I, four counts of theft of property II, criminal mischief III, burglary III, two counts of robbery, resisting arrest, attempting to elude and obstructing justice by using a false identity.

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Lambert said sheriff’s deputies received information that Phillips, who had outstanding warrants with the sheriff’s office, was walking down Jack Springs Rd., near Smith Dairy Rd.

“The subject (Phillips) was identified by another deputy as being Tyson Phillips,” Lambert said. “Deputies came in contact with the black male that fit the description that was given for the subject.”

Lambert said deputies then asked the subject what his name and date of birth were.

“The subject gave false information to the deputies,” he said. “When other deputies arrived, a positive identity was made.”

Lambert said the subject resisted arrest and ran on foot. A perimeter was then set up, and the ECSO’s K-9 unit was deployed.
“The subject was apprehended a short distance later without incident,” he said. “Phillips was placed under arrest and later transported to the Escambia County Jail, and served with the active warrants.”
Lambert said additional charges were brought to Phillips in regard to the chase and false identity.

Lambert said the arrest of Phillips wouldn’t have been possible without the effort of Investigators Preston Hill and Johnny Wilson, Deputy Jeff Weaver and K-9 Handler Danny Lambert.

Phillips is in jail on a $100,000 bond.