Man charged in dou­ble stab­bing

Po­lice: 22-year-old man ar­rested for at­tempted homi­cide of his par­ents

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Gin­ger Rae Dun­bar gdun­bar@21st-cen­tu­ry­ @GingerDun­bar on Twit­ter

Po­lice ar­rested a man for at­tempted homi­cide af­ter he al­legedly stabbed his par­ents in the home where they all live to­gether.

Uwchlan Town­ship Po­lice De­part­ment of­fi­cers were dis­patched at ap­prox­i­mately 5:54 p.m. on Satur­day to the 1000 block of Welsh Ayres Way for a re­port of a stab­bing. Po­lice said the 911 caller re­ported that her son, Wil­liam Reid Phillips, al­legedly stabbed her and her hus­band. Phillips is a res­i­dent of the home. Po­lice said Phillips is re­port­edly known to have men­tal health is­sues for which he had been re­ceiv­ing treat­ment.

Po­lice did not re­lease any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about the in­ci­dent that led to the stab­bing.

Po­lice said upon ar­rival they found two vic­tims on the sec­ond floor of the home, both with mul­ti­ple “se­ri­ous stab wounds.” The par­ents re­ceived med­i­cal treat­ment at the scene by a crew from Uwchlan Am­bu­lance and then they were trans­ported to Paoli Hospi­tal for fur­ther treat­ment. Phillips re­port­edly left the scene be­fore po­lice

ar­rived within min­utes af­ter the dis­patch, they said.

Dur­ing the search for Phillips, Uwchlan po­lice re­quested as­sis­tance from Up­per Uwchlan, West White­land and Down­ing­town Po­lice De­part­ments. Uwchlan po­lice said af­ter a brief search, po­lice lo­cated Phillips walk­ing a short dis­tance from his home. Po­lice took Phillips, 22, of Uwchlan, into cus­tody with­out in­ci­dent. Phillips was re­port­edly still in pos­ses­sion of the knife that po­lice al­leged he used in the as­sault, ac­cord­ing to the po­lice re­port.

Phillips was ar­raigned on Sun­day in front of Dis­trict Judge John R. Bai­ley in West White­land. Phillips was charged with two counts of at­tempted crim­i­nal homi­cide, ag­gra­vated as­sault, sim­ple as­sault, reck­lessly en­dan­ger­ing an­other per­son and one count of pos­sess­ing an in­stru­ment

of crime with in­tent, ac­cord­ing to his crim­i­nal re­port.

Phillips was un­able to post bail set at $1 mil­lion cash. He is in Ch­ester County Prison await­ing his pre­lim­i­nary hear­ing, sched­uled for Tues­day, Nov. 1 at 9 a.m. in front of Mag­is­te­rial Dis­trict Judge Lori No­vak Donatelli.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the Ch­ester County De­tec­tives and the Ch­ester County SPCA as­sisted Uwchlan po­lice. Adam Lamb, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of the Brandy­wine Val­ley SPCA, con­firmed that they picked up one dog from the home that was un­harmed. Uwchlan po­lice said the SPCA was called be­cause the dog would be home alone fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent.

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