Fullillove Charged in Aggravated Robbery and Assault

July 1, 2008
Dwayne Page

Smithville Police have charged a 20 year old man in connection with the assault and robbery of another man two weeks ago.

Smithville Police Chief Richard Jennings says Phil D. Fullilove of Alexandria is charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, theft of property under $500, and vandalism under $500.

The report states that "On June 17th at Smithville Electric System on Highway 70, Fullilove confronted Travis Tramel and stated to him that he wanted his money. When he didn't hand over his money, Fullilove started punching and kicking Tramel until he was unconscious. The person with Fullilove displayed an open knife at Tramel. Fullilove is also accused of taking a cell phone out of Tramel's pocket after he knocked him out. Fullilove and the other man also allegedly cut two tires on the pickup truck that Tramel owned."

Tramel, in his statement to police, said "I had been working on the Jamboree stage and had Phil Fullilove helping me. I was at Smithville Electric System getting some supplies from a storage unit behind the building when a green Chevy Lumina pulled up and Fullilove got out. The car had three other people in it. Fullilove came into the building and got a couple of things and put them in the truck. I was getting a sheet of plywood and when I turned my head to look at Fullilove, he hit me in the face. I fell down and when I tried to get up, Fullilove began hitting me again. The man from the back seat of the car got out and ran over and began kicking and hitting me as well. When I could not fight anymore, the man (from the back seat of the car) pulled out a knife and told me to give him everything in my pockets. They beat me again until I was knocked out. They went through my pockets, got my wallet, got $810 out of my front pocket, and got my cell phone that had fallen out when we were fighting. The man (from the back seat of the car) took the knife and punched holes in my rear tires. I got in my truck and went to a house next door and called 911."

Fullilove is under a $67,000 bond and he will be in General Sessions Court on the charges July 24th.

Charges are pending against another person.

The case was investigated by Detective Sergeant Jerry Hutchins, Jr.

Smithville Police have received another report of a counterfeit bill turning up at a local business.

Sergeant Steven Leffew, in his report, states that on Wednesday, June 25th, at 3:14 p.m. I responded to Bumper's Drive-In regarding a counterfeit bill. Upon arrival, an employee stated that a white female of medium build and dark hair gave her a counterfeit $20 bill. The employee noticed that the bill was counterfeit and told the customer that she could not accept it. The woman, who was purchasing a drink, gave the employee a dollar to pay for it and drove away.

The woman was driving a late 90's model small green car.

No arrests have been made.

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