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Phillips charged with attempted murder and rape

On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, officers with the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department arrested William Howard Phillips Sr., of 1928 Cold Springs Road, Mountain City, TN on charges of attempted first-degree murder and attempted rape. These charges stem from allegations from a female that reported that Phillips attempted to sexually assault her at his home. The alleged victim stated that while attempting to leave the residence Phillips shot at her in an attempt to stop her from leaving. She was treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.
Phillips is incarcerated at the Johnson County Jail with a bond of $115,000.00