Jackson County man arrested after standoff

Published: Monday, June 17, 2013 at 11:57 AM.

MARIANNA — A Jackson County man was arrested Sunday after a standoff in which he swung a rifle barrel at law enforcement officers and was both pepper sprayed and tased.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office responded to a domestic disturbance call at a Marianna residence around 4 p.m. The victim’s live-in boyfriend, Robert Fred Phillips, denied her medical treatment and forced paramedics out of the residence.

The victim eventually escaped, and Phillips was ordered out of the house after deputies established probable cause of domestic battery.

After a 42-minute standoff in which Phillips threatened the lives of officers, Phillips was arrested and booked in the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

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