Man Awaiting Trial For 15 Months Rearrested

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Road Dawg

Shelby, NC

#1 Aug 27, 2011
David Neil Phillips Accused Of Possessing $150,000 In Stolen Goods,
O perating Meth Lab, Trying To Run Over Deputy

A Johnston County man with a lengthy criminal history was arrested again Tuesday night after he allegedly tried to run over a deputy who went to his address to serve a search warrant. David Neil Phillips, 36, of 468 Beulahtown Road, Kenly has been “terrorizing his neighborhood” for years according to Sheriff Steve Bizzell.

In February 2010, deputies seized nearly $100,000 in suspected stolen property from Phillips home but he eluded arrest on 22 criminal charges until his capture in May 2010 in New Bern.

During a second search warrant at Phillips’ property on Wednesday, Sheriff Bizzell said additional stolen property, plus a meth lab, was located. Detective Lt. J. Gerrell estimated the stolen property recovered from Johnston, Wake, and Wilson Counties to be worth at least $150,000. Among the stolen property was $45,000 in antique furniture that had been reported stolen recently in Johnston County.

Sheriff Bizzell expressed his frustration Phillips has not been to trial 15 months after his arrest. Just last month, Phillips, who was free from custody on bail, was rearrested for felonious possession of stolen goods, according to court records.

”The community has voiced their concerns loud about their disappointment in the Johnston County Courthouse and the judicial system,” Sheriff Bizzell told WTSB News.“Neil Phillips should have already had his day in court. It is time somebody gets him in the courtroom to get his day in court. The community and law enforcement doesn’t understand why we can't get this individual before a judge.”

Phillips criminal history dates back more than 20 years including prior convictions for involuntary manslaughter, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of a blue light, possession of a weapon on school grounds, common law robbery, drug trafficking, hit and run, indecent exposure, and resisting arrest. He is currently in the Johnston County Jail under a $502,000 bond.

Also arrested at Phillips home were Jason Chad Mason, 35, of Stevens Chapel Road, Smithfield for misdemeanor drug paraphernalia possession. Robert Mike Thomas, 41, of Wake Forest was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, and felony conspiracy. Beth Michelle Roose, 27, of Highway 222 W, Kenly was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, and felony conspiracy. Mikael Christian Durham, 24, of Christmas Light Road, Kenly was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional photos
Road Dawg

Shelby, NC

#2 Aug 27, 2011
I think it's about time we get rid of this pos.
Caren Fowler

Oklahoma City, OK

#3 Sep 1, 2011
I can't belive they even let him post bond the first time! That is some really sad judgement on the judges part.

Since: Aug 11

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#4 Sep 3, 2011
Well I don't think he will be able to post it this time. Heard he is already looking for a plea deal 10-12yrs. I hope the DA's Office don't go with it, he could be looking at 20+yrs.
BTM

Clayton, NC

#5 Sep 5, 2011
Wow....GET A LIFE!!!! There's murderers and rapist walkin' around free in Johnston County. But yet,ya'll want to talk about Neil Phillips? Get over it already!!! I mean,really.
BTM

Clayton, NC

#6 Sep 5, 2011
Like the boy from Pine Level who shot his best friend...They let him out on bond to go murder someone else.. Sure don't see a thread on that one do you?
SLR

Clayton, NC

#7 Sep 5, 2011
Its just a real sad case. The boy has a drug problem and society doesnt help people on drugs. The stolen goods amount the cops are saying that crap is worth is way overrated...i mean come on honestly did u see the stuff.I mean really wake up society.
BTM

Clayton, NC

#12 Sep 7, 2011
Oh,wow. Ok.
lol

United States

#13 Sep 12, 2011
:-)
wifey

United States

#14 Sep 14, 2011
Never will forget all those nights out fishing....Steph thinks he was all about her but we all know he had lots of camper buddies...she should remember one for sure...lol got that tater rocked trying to be all bad...
Seriously

Raleigh, NC

#15 Sep 20, 2011
BTM wrote:
Wow....GET A LIFE!!!! There's murderers and rapist walkin' around free in Johnston County. But yet,ya'll want to talk about Neil Phillips? Get over it already!!! I mean,really.
How many people has Neil taken out!! He has blood on his hands too!
BTM

Clayton, NC

#16 Sep 20, 2011
From what I heard,He hasn't actually killed anyone with his hands. Maybe caused a heart attack or two...Maybe busted a few heads(that's probably where the blood came from),but not physically killed anyone. That's just what I heard anyway....I just think it's crazy that so many people judge him. That's Gods job.
Road Dawg

Whitmire, SC

#17 Sep 20, 2011
BTM wrote:
From what I heard,He hasn't actually killed anyone with his hands. Maybe caused a heart attack or two...Maybe busted a few heads(that's probably where the blood came from),but not physically killed anyone. That's just what I heard anyway....I just think it's crazy that so many people judge him. That's Gods job.
I guess shooting someone with a shotgun doesn't count? And I agree, people should not judge him. That is Gods job.....but their is a lot of people that would love to set up that meeting!
BTM

Clayton, NC

#18 Sep 20, 2011
True.
lol

United States

#19 Sep 21, 2011
Oh my goodness....Steph you are a idiot.....and you got nasty marks on you and when I spoke to Neil he said ewwwwww nasty!
BTM

Clayton, NC

#20 Sep 21, 2011
Wow.
BTM

Clayton, NC

#21 Sep 21, 2011
You must be ewwww nasty too.
Kah

Cincinnati, OH

#22 Sep 24, 2011
Wow I can't believe people don't have anything better to do than to run their mouths about Neil If you actually knew him like I did youd know he was a good person & if you asked him to do something he would yeah so he made mistakes but plenty of people make mistakes and "break the law" but they dont get judge for it like Neil.
btm

Clayton, NC

#24 Sep 24, 2011
To be sure...
jennifer

AOL

#26 Sep 28, 2011
Also, I know Neil better than any of you (KAH) he would not mess with a young'un!!

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