Nov 20, 2023

RCPD arrests armed suspect after chase in Manhattan

Posted Nov 20, 2023 6:30 PM

RILEY COUNTY—  Officers safely apprehended an armed man at Walmart in Manhattan after a vehicle chase Monday morning, according to a media release from the Riley County Police Department.

Just before 4:30 a.m., a driver committing multiple traffic offenses led Riley County Police Department officers on a pursuit. The vehicle was later located, but the driver, later identified as Gerry Wayne Phillips II, was not on the scene. 

Around 9:10 a.m., Phillips II was located in the 100 block of East Bluemont Street in Manhattan at Walmart.

He was armed with a handgun and refused to comply with officer demands causing a struggle. 

Ultimately officers were able to safely apprehend Phillips II and arrest him on requested charges of of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and  felony interfering with law enforcement. 

Phillips II was transported to the Pottawatomie County Jail.