Zachary Phillips charged after grabbing ex-wife’s arm in attempt to force a hug to happen

28-year-old Zachary Shawn Phillips was jailed this week on an outstanding warrant from May, charging him with the domestic assault of his ex-wife, Angela Austin. Angela allowed Phillips to come to her home to spend some time; however, a dispute erupted between the former lovers. She says she went out back to smoke a cigarette, and Phillips followed her and tried to force her to give him a hug. She says he grabbed her arm and twisted it and wouldn’t let go, so she bit him to break free of his grasp. He reportedly then hit her in the face, which left an injury as documented by officers, along with scratch marks from the struggle. Phillips fled to a relative’s house in Stewart County, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

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