Police: Tuscaloosa Co. man forced woman to stay in trunk, assaulted her with knife

Police: Tuscaloosa Co. man forced woman to stay in trunk, assaulted her with knife
Billy Phillips (Source: Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office)

TUSCALOOSA Co., Ala. (WBRC) - Tuscaloosa County deputies and officers with the Tuscaloosa Violent Crimes Unit said a man assaulted a woman and forced her to stay in a car trunk for ‘an extended period of time.’

Investigators were called to a house on Crescent Ridge Road in Holt Thursday, April 29.

Officers said a woman had walked to a neighbor’s residence requesting help and police. Investigators said the suspect, Billy Phillips, age 45, got mad during an argument with the victim, assaulted her with a knife, and forced the victim to stay in the trunk of a vehicle for an extended period of time.

Phillips was taken into custody and charged with Kidnapping 1st, Assault 2nd (Domestic Violence), Assault 3rd (Domestic Violence), and Possession of a Controlled Substance and committed to jail on $101,000 bond.

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