posted on February 24, 2016 13:44
For Immediate Release
At approximately 6:15 a.m. on February 24, 2016, agents with the United States Marshall Service, along with detectives from the St. Louis County Police Department were conducting an investigation in the 7200 block of Teal that involved a wanted suspect from St. Louis City for Distribution of a Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, and outstanding warrants from St. Louis County. The suspect exited his residence, observed the detectives, and immediately fled the scene. A foot pursuit of the suspect ensued. Officers followed the suspect to the 1900 block of Larch when they heard 2 gunshots go off, not from the suspect they were attempting to capture. Agents observed a heavy set black male, wearing a white shirt, standing on a front porch of a residence in the 1900 block of Larch. As agents were identifying themselves as law enforcement to the male, the male shot three more times at the agents. No officers were struck, and officers did not return fire. Officers lost sight of the original suspect they were attempting to take into custody.
The St. Louis County Police Department’s Central County Precinct was notified of the events and was requested to assist. Officers surrounded the subject’s residence for containment. An officer located the subject’s home phone number and began communications with the subject, Phillip Davis, who eventually walked out of his residence and was taken into custody without further incident.
On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on Phillip Davis, 63 years of age, of the 1900 block of Larch Drive, St. Louis, MO 63133, for five counts of Assault/Attempt Assault 1st Degree on Law Enforcement Officer, seven counts of Armed Criminal Action, and two counts of Assault 1st Degree on Law Enforcement Officer. Davis is being held on a $250,000 cash only bond. A photo of Davis is attached.
Detectives from the St. Louis County Police Department’s Bureau of Crimes Against Person’s conducted the investigation and presented the case to the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s office this afternoon where the above charges were issued.