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Florida’s Brad Phillips, Troy Arthur Phillips arrested; Decatur County’s Justin Bedwell in critical condition

Troy Arthur Phillips

Troy Arthur Phillips

Siblings Brad Phillips, 41, and Troy Arthur Phillips, 40, of Florida, United States have been arrested. They were named as suspects in a car chase from Seminole County, Florida to Decatur County, Georgia, USA and shooting on U.S. Highway 84, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

The brothers were allegedly driving in a white 2500 Chevrolet pickup truck with a Florida tag on the evening of February 27, 2021 when a Seminole County deputy tried to conduct a traffic stop on them for reckless driving. However, the brothers refused to stop.

Another Seminole County deputy arrived. When the two deputies chased the truck, the brothers fired a .30 caliber rifle in the direction of the deputies, who then returned fire. The pursuit continued into Decatur County where the suspects tried to break into a residence.

The homeowner returned fire after the suspects shot through the door. Decatur County Sheriff’s Office deputy Lieutenant Justin Bedwell arrived and was shot by one of the suspects.

 

A helicopter ambulance took Bedwell to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare in Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, ABC News reported. He is currently in critical condition.

Brad and Troy Arthur went to a wooden area where their truck crashed. Shortly after the crash, Brad was arrested without incident and charged with aggravated assault on a peace officer.

Troy Arthur was able to flee the scene on foot but after a manhunt by law enforcement officers, he was arrested on February 28, 2021. Charges against him were pending.

This is not the first time Troy Arthur was arrested. On April 16, 2017, he was booked into jail for driving under the influence of alcohol and refusal to submit to DUI test after license suspension.

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