Wednesday, May 24, 2006
By RAELYNN RICARTE
Hood River News
May 6, 2006
A Hood River fugitive in a sexual abuse case was caught this week after his photo aired on television.
Sheriff Detective Gerry Tiffany said the employer of Ronald Carroll Phillips, 54, recognized the picture posted on KPTV-12 at 11 p.m. on Wednesday. The station had picked up the story about Phillips’ disappearance that was printed in the Hood River News late Tuesday afternoon.
Phillip’s employer in Moro recognized the photo and reported his whereabouts to the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office. When Phillips arrived at work on Thursday morning, law enforcement officials were waiting to arrest him.
According to reports, Phillips had been on the run since March when a young girl reported being sexually abused by him. He is now lodged in NORCOR with his son, Jeremiah Eugene Phillips, 27. The father and son have both been charged with molestation of the same victim.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge