Charges dismissed against Davis man

PARSONS – The case of a Davis resident who was indicted on sexual assault charges was dismissed Wednesday in Tucker County Circuit Court in Parsons.

Philip A. Phillips Sr., 54, of 265 7th St., Davis, was indicted in February on 12 counts including three counts of second degree sexual assault, one count of first degree sexual abuse, six counts of sexual abuse by a parent or guardian and two counts of third degree sexual abuse.

Phillips appeared with his attorney, Pat A. Nichols, before Judge Lynn Nelson Wednesday.

Prosecuting Attorney Ray LaMora III asked that the case be dismissed and Phillips be released from bond.

“In this case, the state provided some incorrect dates in the indictment,” LaMora said. “The state is asking to dismiss the indictment to correct these dates.”

Nelson asked LaMora if he was going to bring the charges back in the next round of indictments.

“Yes, your Honor,” LaMora said.

Nichols said he had no objection.

Nelson dismissed the charges without prejudice, meaning they can be brought up again.

Nichols asked that Phillips be released from bond, and Nelson said Phillips was released and free to go.