Jeffrey Phillips, 33 is being released from prison after his altercation with the North Ridgeville police department on April Foils Day 2010 where he was shot four times. Getting an early release is dependent on a few limitation including weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meeting in the northern Ohio AA fellowship of Lorain County (i.e. http://www.aaloraincounty.org/LCCO-Meetings.html) located at the Lorain Inter-Group Office, 710 Broadway, Lorain, Ohio 44052. The fellowship of Alcoholics Anonymous of General Service Area 54 will be seeing a lot of Jeffrey Phillips who is mandated for at least three years to attend its rituals and ceremonies (i.e. http://www.aaneoh.org/).
Man shot by police during chase leaving prison early
Published: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
By KAYLEE REMINGTON
ELYRIA — A Lorain man shot four times by North Ridgeville police as he fled from arrest on April 1, 2010, was granted early release from prison by Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge on Friday.
Jeffrey Phillips, 33, was serving a four-year prison term and will be released to the Lorain/Medina Community Based Correctional Facility and will need to complete the program. After the completion of the program, Phillips is ordered to report to the Lorain County Adult Probation department, according to court records. Phillips is now at the Lorain County Jail.
Phillips will be in an intensive supervised probation for three years after his time in the correctional facility, which there is no specific length of time Phillips set.
After release, he is ordered to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, register for his GED pretest and classes within two weeks and obtain his driver’s license within 18 months.
Once released, he will need to comply with a curfew of 9 p.m. seven days a week.
Phillips pleaded guilty in May to two counts of felonious assault, with repeat violent offender specifications; two counts of assault; and single counts of failure to comply with the order or signal of a police officer, resisting arrest and obstructing official business, according to court records.
On April 1, 2010, Lorain police asked North Ridgeville police to arrest Phillips at the Morris Cadillac-Buick, GMC dealership on Center Ridge Road after his sister filed a domestic violence complaint against him.
When police arrived at the dealership where Phillips worked, he fled on foot, then got into his car and began revving his motor and drove at police, prompting them to fire multiple shots, hitting him in his left shoulder, shoulder blade and hand, according to police.
Police chased Phillips to his home where he was arrested after he jumped from his and car and collapsed on his lawn from blood loss, police had said.
Phillips had filed a civil lawsuit against Lorain and North Ridgeville police claiming they wrongly shot him, according to court records. Phillips also had settled the domestic violence charge in 2010 by pleading guilty to persistent disorderly conduct in Lorain Municipal Court, Bradley said.