Deputy Cleared In Shooting Of Jay Man; The Man Shot Is Now Jailed

December 13, 2018

A deputy has been cleared in the shooting of a Jay man, and the man that was shot has now been arrested.

The State Attorney’s Office announced Wednesday they have completed their review into the October 20 shooting by a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office deputy at a home on Highway 4 in Jay.

Glen Dillon Phillips, 26, was shot after he pointed a crossbow at deputies.  He has now been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly  weapon and three counts of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.

The incident began when the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Officer received a call from a man that said Phillips was threatening to kill him with the crossbow. Phillips refused to exit the Highway 4 residence for over an hour after deputies arrived.

Officers eventually made entry into the residence where they found Phillips naked and armed with a crossbow, according to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement report. He then pointed the crossbow at the deputies, with a deputy firing a single shot that struck Phillips under the right armpit.

Three days later, Phillips told investigators that he was naked on the floor, praying to his “Earth and native God”. He advised that he pointed the crossbow at deputies, but once they identified themselves as law enforcement he threw the crossbow onto a couch before he was shot.

He said “that he believed that people or aliens may be coming to take a meteorite he had previously located because he believed it was worth a lot of money,” the FDLE report states.

He told officers that he had not used narcotics prior to the incident. However, his hospital records indicate that he tested positive for amphetamines, cannabinoids, and benzodiazepines. During subsequent television interview with WEAR 3, Phillips said he had been using methamphetamine prior to the incident.


2 Responses to “Deputy Cleared In Shooting Of Jay Man; The Man Shot Is Now Jailed”

  1. Samantha Uphold on December 13th, 2018 8:11 am

    What am I going to do with u bubba I told u u needed to stay out of trouble

  2. tg on December 13th, 2018 7:18 am

    Drugs really do alter the mind.

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