Marshawn PhillipsPhoto by: Silent Witness

Fugitive Friday: Man convicted of attempted rape is wanted again


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Wanted: Marshawn Phillips

Charges: Probation violation on an original charge of failing to register as a sex offender.

Silent Witness is looking for Marshawn Phillips.

On October 26, 2011, about 1:30 a.m., Phillips entered a woman's apartment, turned on the light and locked the door.

The woman tried to call 911, but Philips took her phone. He then pinned her down on her bed and groped her breast and demanded sex.

The woman refused and struggled with Phillips, who soon ran away.

The victim located her prosthetic leg that Phillips had thrown aside, put it on, and chased after him. She found him across the street and demanded her phone back. Phillips demanded sex in return for the phone.

When she refused, he ran away. Police soon found him in the neighborhood.

Phillips would later plead guilty to sexual abuse and attempted sexual assault. He served 1.5 years in prison for sexual abuse and was placed on probation.

After failing to uphold the terms of his probation, he served another 3.5 years for the attempted sexual assault charge and was released from prison in October 2017.

In February of 2019, Phillips was arrested and convicted of assault and placed on probation again. In this instance, Phillips stabbed his girlfriend in the hand with a fork.

He has now violated that probation and has not been seen since January 7.

Phillips is 32 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches tall, and weighs 220 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes.

If you know anything about his whereabouts, please contact Silent Witness at 480-WITNESS.

The warrant is valid as of February 13, 2020.