Cobb officer is recovering from surgery after shooting
by Rachel Gray
February 06, 2014 04:00 AM | 3937 views | 6 6 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Officer C.A. Vill
Officer C.A. Vill
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James Albert Phillips
James Albert Phillips
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Lindsey Campbell
Lindsey Campbell
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MARIETTA — Cobb Police officer C.A. Vill underwent surgery Wednesday afternoon at Kennestone Hospital after being shot multiple times early Tuesday morning during a traffic stop.

Police spent Tuesday morning tracking down three people they say were connected to the shooting of Vill, resulting in the arrest of the suspected shooter.

After an eight-hour manhunt Tuesday, Cobb Police found James Albert Phillips, 36, of Woodstock at about 10:30 a.m., holed up in a house off Akers Mill Road in east Cobb.

Phillips was arrested on charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and is being held in the county jail without bond.

Another man interviewed by police was not arrested, but the other witness, Lindsey Campbell, was booked into the jail at 4 p.m. Wednesday on charges of intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm.

According to the warrant, Campbell had less than a gram of suspected methamphetamine, small baggies, a digital scale and a .22-caliber pistol inside a suitcase in the back seat of her 2011 Ford Fusion.

Police said in the warrant Campbell admitted to selling methamphetamine in quarter pound quantities.

Campbell had $1,984 in cash, folded in $100 denominations, according to the warrant.

The scene of the shooting

Early Tuesday morning, a police officer pulled over a blue Volvo on Powers Ferry Road in east Cobb that authorities say was driven by Phillips.

The incident occurred at 2:32 a.m. after officers targeted a “suspicious vehicle,” according to Sgt. Dana Pierce of Cobb Police.

“Officers in our Cumberland precinct were patrolling the area of Windy Hill Road when our officer, who was ultimately shot, became suspicious of a blue Volvo that was seen in the area of a gas station, along with a red Ford Fusion,” Pierce said.

The Volvo went eastbound on Windy Hill and turned south onto Powers Ferry Road. The Cobb officer pulled the Volvo over on Powers Ferry Road at Shadowood Parkway.

“As the officer exited his car, he was shot and that vehicle then fled southbound on Powers Ferry,” Pierce said.

Cobb Police located the abandoned Volvo a short distance away at the Chattahoochee Apartments complex off Akers Mill Road.

Pierce said Phillips was found inside a house off of Akers Mill Road in the Akers Ridge subdivision.

“And at approximately 10:32 a.m., we took him into custody in a stairwell of a home on Akers Drive off of Akers Mill Road,” Pierce said.

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UmWhat
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February 06, 2014
Thank god the officer will recover!

Why during the 8 hour man-hunt was the Cobb Sheriff's Office not contacted to bring out their tracking dogs!? They have 3 blood hounds that do nothing but track. Why are the tax payers paying for them and a team to train if they don't even get called out for something like this?
AnswerForYou
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February 06, 2014
Because they probably wanted to catch them... the last time a Cobb PD officer was shot and CCSO bloodhounds were used, dude wasn't caught until months later. So lets remember every circumstance is unique and bloodhounds certainly aren't the only good answer.

Nothing against the bloodhounds but it seems like the PD took care of business in an effective and professional manner. Perp is in jail.

Now back to the point of this article... heal up fast officer and thank you about your service. Sorry someone wanted to nit pick and monday morning quarterback instead of focusing on your courage and service to your community.
anonymous
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February 07, 2014
Dear AnswerForYou, thank you for letting your LEO/LE Agency rivalry issues drive you to make comments which only further distracted from the main point at hand (Makes it hard to know who the jerk(s) really is/are/not).

Godspeed, Officer Vill!
AnswerForYou
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February 07, 2014
The tongue is a small rudder that can steer a large ship, or a spark that can start a large fire. I apologize, you are right. I was wrong to post that comment because all agencies work together for the same goal. Heal up and thank you.
Caterwhaler
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March 15, 2014
These trying Officers Deserve our Full Support, The BloodHounds offer much More Then Tracking. The Sheriff has my respect if he wants Dogs.
Just Wait
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February 06, 2014
Prayers for this officer and his family. Jail for the scum who caused his injuries.
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