Green Country police officer charged with harassment

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Updated: 9/11/2013 2:30 pm Published: 9/10/2013 11:52 pm

One Green Country officer is now charged with harassing and threatening a woman he used to date.
FOX23's Dontaye Carter obtained the report that showed hundreds of times that officer text messaged the victim.

Three pages sum up a terrifying experience for a Tahlequah woman. Investigators say the woman called off their relationship when she found out Officer Jeff Phillips was involved with another woman. They say that is when the text messages began.

"Our job is to look at it, review the evidence and if there's probable cause to file charges," said Assistant District Attorney Joy Mohorovicic.

It shows 94 calls, more than 60 voicemails left and more than 270 text messages. Some of the text messages said, "I'm in the driveway freezing" and "I promise that I will make a better friend than enemy and I didn't look hard for you you're not that hard to find anyways."

The response from the victim "I'm not sure what's hard to understand about quit texting me or calling me."

"This officer is not on administrative duty right now for this incident but he's not on duty."

Tahlequah police Chief Nate King told FOX23 he is looking into the case. Sources close to the case say this isn't Phillips first run-in with the law. We found out he had four other complaints filed against him and about one that wasn't filed where he allegedly opened fire on another officer who was dating the same girl. FOX23 was told a report was not filed because Phillips resigned instead.

"How important is it for you guys to make sure you're holding your officers accountable?" asked Carter.

"I think it's more important than holding regular citizens accountable," said King. "I feel like we're held to a higher standard. We need to make sure our officers are protecting our public."

"Regardless of the position that anyone is in they should be held accountable for their actions," said Mohorovicic.

King says the department is preparing to perform an internal investigation on this incident.

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Mayor Maynot - 9/11/2013 6:48 AM
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Classic Gomer -); Zoundz lyke diz goy izzz allll mixed up with a real potential of becoming a serious risk. Maybe more prime for reassignment into F Troop.
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