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Jackson County Man Arrested After Standoff

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A Marianna man is facing multiple criminal charges after a standoff with Jackson County deputies.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office,  paramedics responded to a domestic disturbance at 3704 Highway 71 North just after 3:30 Sunday afternoon.  Upon arrival, Robert Fred Phillips wouldn't allow the paramedics inside to help his girlfriend, the JCSO said.

Phillips' girlfriend escaped from the residence and sought help, authorities said.  When deputies arrived on the scene, Phillips allegedly refused to cooperate and ordered the officers off his property.

After a nearly 45 minute standoff,  deputies forced their way into the home and Phillips allegedly armed himself with a rifle barrel and threatened to kill them.  Deputies used pepper spray and a Taser gun to subdue Phillips before taking him into custody.

Phillips was taken to Jackson Hospital and, after being medically cleared, he was transported to the Jackson County Correctional Facility.

Phillips, 57, is charged with domestic battery, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer (4 counts), resisting arrest with violence and depriving a crime victim of medical care.