NWGA Scanner | June 23rd, 2022

Wanted man tased by Catoosa County deputy after foot brief foot pursuit in Tunnel Hill

According to a Catoosa County Sheriff’s Office incident report, on June 13th, 2022, at 2:06 AM, Deputies Squires and Carmichael were dispatched to Bona Vista Lane in reference to a man later identified as Phillip Lamar Byrd, 42, of Tunnel Hill, refusing to leave the location. Deputies were also made aware that Phillip had valid warrants out for his arrest. Deputies walked up to the porch and gave verbal commands, but the Phillip, who was well known to both officers, ran on foot. Deputy Squires deployed her agency-issued taser twice but missed both times. Phillip ran on foot toward the road when Deputy Carmichael deployed his agency-issued taser and made contact with Phillip. Deputy Squires deployed her agency-issued taser twice but missed both times. Phillip was placed under arrest, and Deputy Squires removed the taser prongs from him. While Deputies Brogdon and Carmichael searched Phillip, they found a sandwich bag, which contained meth. Phillip was booked into the Catoosa County Jail, charged with failure to appear x2, possession of drug-rated objects, possession of meth, and obstruction x2.