Huntsville Man Who Attempted to Flee Authorities Indicted

Huntsville, TN (2018-01-12) A Huntsville man that refused to stop for authorities and allegedly rammed a police car with his side-by-side all-terrain vehicle has been indicted by a Scott County Grand Jury.

Cory M. Phillips, 28, of Huntsville was indicted Wednesday on multiple charges after authorities say he refused to stop for Trooper Isaiah Lloyd of the Tennessee Highway Patrol, and then allegedly struck his vehicle before plunging over a steep embankment and crashing near Industrial Drive in Huntsville on September 23, 2017.

Phillips was indicted on four counts, including aggravated assault on an officer, reckless endangerment, driving on suspended license (second offense), and resisting arrest (with a deadly weapon).  According to authorities, Lloyd attempted to stop Phillips on State Route 63, but he refused and sped away.  Lloyd reportedly got in front of Phillips’ all-terrain vehicle and attempted to slow him, but Phillips struck the side of the Trooper’s car and veered off the roadway and down a steep embankment.  The vehicle reportedly rolled over and landed on its side.

After the crash, Phillips allegedly scrambled from his vehicle in an attempt to flee, but Trooper Lloyd, Sheriff Ronnie Phillips, and Deputy Dusty Hayes were able to subdue him.

Phillips, along with a seven-year-old child in his side-by-side, were not injured in the accident.