Ex-Knox County School Board member Bill Phillips arrested again

Ex-Knox County School Board member Bill Phillips arrested again

Bill Phillips (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office) Bill Phillips (source: Knox County Sheriff's Office)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Ex-Knox County School Board Member Bill Phillips was arrested on March 30 for allegedly violating an order of protection involving his stepson. He is also facing grand jury consideration in another case.

Phillips' attorney, T. Scott Jones, said the order of protection for Robert Lewis McDaniel was filed in August, but his client never received the paperwork.

Phillips, 48, of Corryton, was jailed over the weekend in Knox County without bond. He was taken to a local inpatient drug rehabilitation center after a judge approved an order on Sunday.

He was accused last year of trying to forge prescriptions in Union County and Knox County.

Phillips was also arrested for assault in Knox County August 2011 and released from custody the next day. Just hours afterward, Phillips was arrested again when he took his wife's car and threatened to kill himself.

In January, the Knox County case against Phillips was bound over to the grand jury.

In 2009, Phillips was arrested for assaulting his wife. He later pleaded guilty and resigned from the school board in January 2010.

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