THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Ryan Philipps Charged With Attempted Murder
Issue Date: August 8, 2019
Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks reports that on Friday, Aug. 2, at approximately 4:17 P.M., Deputies from the Menominee County Sheriff's Office, along with Menominee Police Department officers and Troopers from the Michigan State Police, responded to a 911 dispatch to N795 CR 577 in Menominee Township, MI, for a motor vehicle assault against a pedestrian. Menominee County Rescue personnel also responded, treated, and later transported a male victim identified as Devon Scott Barley, age 23, of Menominee Township, Mich.
Witnesses reported to law enforcement officers that they observed Ryan Joseph Philipps, age 23, of Menominee Township, Mich. intentionally run at and ran over Barley with a red Honda Pilot SUV, following an argument over a $140 debt. Witnesses specifically reported that they observed Philipps leaving the paved driveway and driving onto the front of the lawn at N795 CR 577, intentionally striking Barley with the front of the SUV and running him over. Witnesses stated that Philipps fled the scene in the SUV. Barley was transported to St. Vincent's Hospital in Green Bay and remains in intensive care.
Barley is currently in intensive care after a 5 hour surgery for a broken femur, broken ribs, multiple traumatic wounds, and a bruised lung. He will require additional surgeries to repair ankle and shoulder injuries, once his condition is stable.
A multi-jurisdictional search was conducted to locate Phillips and the suspect vehicle. A drone was deployed by Vandermissen Aeronautical Solutions, LLC to search possible hide-outs.
On Aug. 4, 2019 at 6:52 p.m., Ryan Joseph Philipps surrendered to Sheriff's deputies at the Menominee County Jail. He was booked on charges of Assault with Intent to Murder and Attempted Murder and held on a $250,000 cash or surety bond. The suspect vehicle used in the assault was recovered by deputies and has been impounded as evidence. On Aug. 5, 2019, at 11:30 a.m., the defendant was arraigned in 95A District Court. 95A District Court Judge Jamo upheld the bond at $250,000 cash or surety. A Probable Cause Conference is scheduled for Aug. 16, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. A Preliminary Examination is scheduled for Aug. 22, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
The Menominee County Sheriff's Office is continuing to investigate the incident.
Menominee County Sheriff Kenny Marks is asking citizens with additional information to contact the Menominee County Sheriff's Office at 906蠯, or leave a tip with Crime Stoppers of Marinette County, Inc. serving both Marinette County and Menominee County, MI at 1-800-427-5857 or 1-715-735-5111. Persons can go to www.tipsubmit.com or text "Marinette" plus your message to 274637 (Crimes).