11/5/19 5:45pm update - Press Release from Putnam County Sheriff: James Phillips, the suspect wanted from the armed robbery incident this past weekend, has been transported back to Putnam County and is currently incarcerated in the Putnam County Adult Detention Facility on a charge of Aggravated Robbery. Mr Phillips will be questioned this evening and will be arraigned in Putnam County Municipal Court tomorrow (Wednesday) at 1:00pm.
More charges are pending. The vehicle location has been narrowed dwon to a certain area of Toledo. Toledo PD is currently searching the area.
Your News Now at Five - 11/5/19: The man who stole money and a car from a Putnam County woman, at gunpoint over the weekend, turned himself in at the Lucas County Sheriff's Office.
The Putnam County Sheriff says that James Phillips turned himself in just before noon Tuesday(11/5/19). Phillips was identified as the person who used a gun to force a woman at the Columbus Grove Dollar General to drive him towards Ottawa, Saturday night. The woman convinced Phillips to let her go, and he stole her money and her car. Phillips was booked in the Lucas County jail and he will be brought back to Putnam County. No charges have been announced against Phillips yet.
10/5/19 Press Release from Putnam County Sheriff Brian Siefker: On November 5, 2019 at 11:45 AM the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office sent out office a confirmation that James M. Phillips is in custody. Sheriff Siefker called Lucas County and was advised that James turned himself in at the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office. At this time James is currently booked in at the Lucas County Jail and will be transported back to Putnam County Jail. At this time our office does not have any new information, but we will update our press release as information related to the case comes in.