Barricaded Suspect finally gives up after Long Standoff in Estill Springs

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.

Lucky Knott

Lucky Knott

One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play sportscasters. News and Sports Director for Rooster 101.5 FM, 93.9 The Duck and Whiskey Country 105.1, and 95.9. He is currently the play-by-play voice of the Coffee County Red Raiders (31 years) on The Rooster 101.5 and can be heard M-F broadcasting our local news. Lucky has done play-by-play for 3,993 (and counting) sports events on Radio & TV. He also served four years as the Public Information Officer for the Coffee Co. Sheriff's Dept. and taught Radio/TV for six years at Grundy County High School.

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