Raleigh man assaulted officers, sprayed them with their own pepper spray, officials say

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A Raleigh man is facing more than a dozen charges after he assaulted multiple police officers and sprayed them with their own pepper spray, according to a Wake County Magistrate’s Order.

Phillip Galloway Goodwin, 30, is accused of assaulting two officers and a baby while police were attempting to arrest him on drug violations on Sunday, documents show.

According to the magistrate’s order, Goodwin scratched and kicked one officer who was trying to arrest him and he then stole another officer’s pepper spray and sprayed the officer in the face.

Both officers, as well as a 1-year-old child, were exposed to the pepper spray, court documents show.

Goodwin is also accused of stealing two necklaces and a pair of jeans worth a total of $344.99 from a man and damaging the officers’ shirts, worth $200 each.

Goodwin is charged with:

  • One count of common law robbery
  • One count of felony possession of cocaine
  • One count of resisting public officer
  • One count of assault on a child under 12
  • One count of possess marijuana paraphernalia
  • One count of possess marijuana >1/2 oz to 1 1/2 oz
  • Two counts of assault government official/employee
  • Two counts of assault physical injury law enforcement/probation/parole officer
  • Three counts of injury to personal property

He is being held in the Wake County Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond.

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