Orange man jailed on weapons, assault charges
Wednesday morning at approximately 9:13, Officer C. Davis was dispatched to the Kingston Inn in the 600 block of Decatur in reference to a 911 hang-up call. Upon arrival, Officer Davis made contact with the caller, Alisha Mickey, 27, of Orange.
Mickey stated that her boyfriend, Mark Phillips, 25, or Orange, had assaulter her and displayed a handgun. Mickey stated that Phillips struck her several times with his fist while displaying the weapon, as well as striking the wall several times with the weapon.
Mickey told police that after the assault, Phillips left in a tan vehicle, and that he had the weapon when he left the residence.
Officer Davis left the scene and located the suspect on 9th St., near Curtis Ave. standing outside his vehicle in the roadway. Officer Davis began to give Phillips verbal commands, advising him to place his hands behind his head, and to slowly walk toward him.
Phillips made a quick movement with his hands toward his pocket while turning around, and Officer Davis loudly commanded him to place his hands above his head and not to reach for his pocket.
Phillips again moved his hand toward his pocket and Officer Davis raised his duty weapon towards Phillips commanding him to put his hands behind his head. Phillips obeyed the command and placed his hands behind his head, and began walking toward Officer Davis.
Officer Roy, who was on hand to assist Officer Davis, went “hands on”, and located a .40 caliber handgun in Phillips pocket with one round chambered and 10 in the magazine.
Phillips was placed into custody for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawfully carrying a weapon.