Hillsborough County
David Gee, Sheriff
Tampa, FL
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    Release Number: 10-016

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • January 11, 2010
    • Contact Person:
    • Debbie Carter : dcarter@hcso.tampa.fl.us
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    Professional Football Player Arrested For Domestic Battery

    Deputies responded to the residence after the player's wife calls for help.
    • Sunday
    • January 10, 2010
    • Time: 4:35 PM
    • 11802 Derbyshire Drive
    • Tampa, FL
    Who:
    Jermaine Dante Phillips, DOB 3-27-79
    11802 Derbyshire Drive
    Tampa
    Charge:  Domestic Battery by strangulation

    What:   
    Domestic Battery arrest

    When:   
    January 10, 2010 at 4:35 a.m.

    Where:   
    11802 Derbyshire Drive

    Summary:

    Deputies responded to the residence reference a domestic related call.  The wife of Jermaine Phillips called 911 after the defendant grabbed her around the neck which impeded her normal breathing.  The victim approached the defendant while he was sleeping and asked him about a phone number she found in his cell phone.  An argument ensued which moved into the living room area where the domestic incident occurred.  The victim told the defendant she was going to walk the dog and then left the residence.  Deputies responded to the scene and Phillips was arrested and charged with Domestic Battery by strangulation.
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