Jay Woman Found Incompetent To Stand Trial For Allegedly Threatening To Kill Three FHP Troopers

June 23, 2024

A Jay woman has been found incompetent to currently stand trial for allegedly threatening to murder Florida Highway Patrol troopers during an interaction back in February.

FHP responded to I-10 on Sunday, February 4, 2024, after receiving reports of someone lying down on the interstate. Troopers arrived to find 38-year old Brooke Amer Phillips walking west on the shoulder of I-10 near Pensacola Boulevard. The trooper informed her she could not walk and he would transport her to the next exit.

Phillips told the trooper that she was going to continue to walk, ignoring multiple commands to stop, according to an arrest report. Phillips ignored additional commands and stated that the trooper would have to “kill her” to make her stop, the report continues.

The trooper gained physical control over Phillips and “assisted” her to the ground.

Phillips then threatened to “murder” three troopers that were now on scene, according to FHP.

Phillips was charged with failure to obey law enforcement, resisting, and threatening death or serious bodily harm to a law enforcement officer. She is scheduled to go before Judge Barry Dickson, Jr. for another hearing on December 2.


9 Responses to “Jay Woman Found Incompetent To Stand Trial For Allegedly Threatening To Kill Three FHP Troopers”

  1. Renee on June 24th, 2024 11:22 am

    Regardless her mental diagnosis at some point and time she just like a family member of mine knows completely what they are doing and they have mastered the ability to be who and how they need to be when it suits their own needs and desires. They should have to pay for their crimes like everyone else and not be free to get away with anything. I rather tax dollars pay to incarcerate than to hospitalize these people. They did away with outing people in a mental health facility for more than 30 days and that’s rediculous in my book. I don’t believe they should be exemp for breaking laws and paying for it period.

  2. Lisa on June 24th, 2024 12:45 am

    @James…..no. No the driver would not have. Smh

  3. James on June 23rd, 2024 9:59 pm

    These people should be remanded to a mental facility until medical staff determines the individual can function in society. If one isn’t competent to stand trial then one should be removed from public to receive the necessary medical treatment and rehabilitation. Had an innocent driver struck this person while she was laying in a travel lane then the innocent driver would have been charged with homicide or manslaughter irregardless of her mental capacity.

  4. Caveman32565 on June 23rd, 2024 2:48 pm

    I like the word “assisted” funny stuff

  5. Bewildered on June 23rd, 2024 1:27 pm

    I agree with the verdict. But the big question remains what to do with totally irrational individuals to protect them from themselves. She was extremely lucky this time. Lying down on the interstate !!!!

  6. Roger on June 23rd, 2024 1:11 pm

    Baker act material and was a waste of Trooper time to charge her ..

  7. Understanding the charges on June 23rd, 2024 12:54 pm

    What good is a criminal punishment if you don’t have the mental ability to understand what is right or wrong, nor the charges against you?

    She said troopers would have to kill her to get her off of I-10. Just walking along I-10 in and of itself and fighting to stay there demonstrates an inability to reasonably protect one’s self. And, no weapons were apparently found on her to do any killing.

    We have judges in order to weigh things out, too, not just simply to sentence people prison.

  8. Chris on June 23rd, 2024 12:25 pm

    Competent enough to get a good lawyer

  9. Bill T on June 23rd, 2024 11:37 am

    That amazes me competent enough to threaten to kill law enforcement officers but not competent enough to pay for a crime !!! Wrong !!!!!

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