PORT ORCHARD ” A Silverdale man was charged in court Thursday with shooting and critically wounding a 45-year-old woman he was prohibited from contacting by court order.
Kitsap County prosecutors charged Dan Allen Phillips, 47, with first-degree domestic violence assault and second-degree unlawful firearm possession in Kitsap County District Court. He remains in the Kitsap County jail on $1 million bail following his capture by police not long after the shooting.
Phillips had been arrested in May for allegedly pinning down and assaulting the 45-year-old. He’d posted bail to get out of jail on the fourth-degree assault charge. A no-contact order was issued in District Court barring him from coming within 500 feet of her.
Court documents allege that Phillips shot the woman in the leg with a rifle early Wednesday during an argument at his Hide-A-Way Lane home west of Silverdale.
Kitsap County sheriff’s detectives found the gunshot victim had gone to Phillips’ residence late Tuesday. County prosecutors said the two were in a “dating relationship” in court documents.
The woman called a family member about 2:45 a.m. saying that she’d been shot and that “if she doesn’t make it” the family member should “tell her kids that she loved them.”
Detectives also found a third person was in the home at the time of the shooting. That person contended that Phillips and the gunshot victim had been arguing and that he saw the 47-year-old shoot a round from a rifle into the floor in front of the 45-year-old. The person said he turned away and heard a second shot. When he turned again to face the two, he saw Phillips with the rifle and the woman with a gunshot wound to her knee, detectives wrote.
Sheriff’s deputies converged on the Hide-A-Way Lane home after getting a 911 call from the woman saying she’d been shot.
When deputies arrived, a man was seen running from a truck where the victim was found. Deputies focused their attention on getting medical help for the 45-year-old.
The gunshot victim remains at Harborview Medical Center in serious condition, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Phillips was apprehended on Newberry Hill Road by a Bremerton police officer assisting the sheriff’s office in the search for the shooter.
Detectives said Phillips would not comment on the incident without an attorney.
Phillips’ bail, when combined with the previous fourth-degree assault case that he had been out on bail for, was set at $1 million Thursday.
A friend of the gunshot victim told Judge Marilyn Paja that she felt Phillips was a danger to the community.
“I’m afraid for my friend’s safety,” Colleen Weaver said.
Kitsap County deputy prosecutor Justin Zaug added that Phillips “is an extreme risk to the victim,” in asking for high bail in the case. Zaug noted the no-contact order that was supposed to prohibit the 47-year-old from contacting the woman.
Scott Wilson, Kitsap County sheriff’s spokesman, said under the law concerning no-contact orders, it is the responsibility of the defendant to sequester himself or herself from the protected person, even if the protected person comes near the defendant.
Under the state’s criminal sentencing guidelines, Phillips faces a minimum of almost eight years in prison if convicted of the crime of first-degree assault. He has convictions for meth possession, vehicular assault and vehicular homicide, the latter of which was the result of a crash in which deputies found he’d attempted a dangerous pass on Bucklin Hill Road while intoxicated. His car struck another head-on and a woman was killed; three passengers in his own vehicle also suffered injuries.
Phillips’ next court appearance is Aug. 16.