On Thursday June 30th, 2022, at approximately 3:00pm Franklin County Sheriff’s Office personnel, while attempting to serve a criminal warrant, engaged in a barricaded suspect situation at 496 Sarvis Branch Rd. in the Estill Springs.
Authorities did attempt to deploy tear gas at which time the Phillip Matthew Elliott allegedly discharged at firearm in the direction of law enforcement officers. A second attempt was made to deploy tear gas and once again Elliott allegedly discharged a firearm at law enforcement officers.
Verbal communication was established with the suspect and eventually Elliott was taken into custody.
A search of the residence did show that the dwelling was booby trapped with fishing hooks hanging from the ceiling to approximately eye level. Boards had also been placed on the ground with nails in them facing upward. Various firearms and ammunition were also seized from the residence.
Elliott was placed in custody and transported to the Franklin County Jail and charged with Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Unlawful Carrying or Possession of a Weapon, Possession of a Firearm during the commission of a Felony, Simple Possession/Casual Exchange of a Schedule VI Narcotic, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Resisting Arrest and a Drug Related Bench Warrant. Elliott is being held under a $500,000 bond and has a court date set for Monday September 26th in Franklin County General Session Court.