911 Audio Released, As Woman Sought In Husband’s Shooting
Springdale police are searching for a Walmart realty coordinator they say shot her husband in the face before stabbing herself in the neck. Authorities on Wednesday released a 911 call from the incident, in which police say the couple’s son reports the shooting.
An arrest warrant was issued last week for Robin Phillips on suspicion of first-degree domestic battery, although she has not yet been arrested, police said. Her arrest warrant affidavit requests her bond be set at $250,000.
“The whereabouts of Robin are unknown, and we are asking anyone with information to contact the Springdale Police Department,” police said in a statement.
Phillips’ son can be heard on a 911 tape released by Springdale police begging his mom to stop and explaining the shooting to the dispatcher.
(Hear a portion of that 911 call in the above video)
Phillips is listed on LinkedIn and her Facebook profile as Walmart’s realty management coordinator at the company’s home office in Bentonville. Springdale police Lt. Derek Hudson said a police report shows she works at Walmart.
5NEWS called Phillips’ phone number obtained by police, but there was no response.
Police said Phillips shot her husband James in the face with a semi-automatic pistol following an argument Nov. 29. She then cut her own neck with a knife, according to the Springdale Police Department.
Both were transported to local hospitals and have since been released, police said.
Phillips, 38, is a white female 5 feet 4 inches tall, with brown hair and brown eyes, police said. Anyone who knows any information about the case or the suspect’s whereabouts is asked to call Springdale police at 479-751-4542.
The incident resulted from an argument at 1407 Jennifer St., a Springdale police dispatcher said.
A 16-year-old in the house phoned police about 1:20 p.m. to report that two gunshots had been fired inside the residence, Hudson said. The teenager said the man and woman had argued and then went into a bedroom, where two shots from a handgun were fired, Hudson said.
James Phillips came out of the room with a gunshot wound to the jaw and collapsed on the floor, Hudson said. The woman, Robin Phillips, was found on the kitchen floor with a cut to her neck. A knife was on the floor next to her, the police spokesman said.
The teenager had knocked the handgun out of the woman’s hand before calling 911, police said.
Robin Phillips allegedly ran to the kitchen following the shooting while yelling that she was not going to jail, according to an arrest warrant affidavit. She told responding medical crews that she cut herself on the neck on purpose, the affidavit states.
James Phillips was hospitalized at Northwest Medical Center-Springdale; his wife was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, police said. James Phillips was listed in critical condition at the time, authorities said. Robin Phillips was treated at an intensive-care unit, authorities said.
The residence belongs to Norma Beasley, whose mailing address is in Dallas, Texas, according to the Washington County website. It was unclear Friday whether Beasley rents the house to Phillips and his family.
Animal control officers arrived during the investigation and removed dogs from the residence, authorities said.