Man Sentenced to 51 Years for Kidnapping Woman in PWC

Federal authorities said George Golder Phillips II kidnapped a woman in Prince William County, blindfolded her and forced her into her own car before crashing it in Maryland.

A man already in prison for murder and two attempted murders was sentenced Friday to 51 years in federal prisons for a crime spree that included the 2009 kidnapping of a woman in Prince William County, federal officials said.

U.S. District Court Judge Gerald Bruce Lee sentence George Golder Phillips II, 33, of Culpeper to 619 months in prison the commission of a series of armed robberies of financial institutions and businesses as well as the kidnapping and carjacking a woman.          

Prosecutors said from 2008 to 2009 Phillips often packing a firearm, stole more than $87,000 from six financial institutions and three businesses in Virginia.

On Sept. 17, 2009, police said Phillips walked up to a woman in Prince William County with a firearm and forced her into the passenger seat of her car while blindfolded. 

Authorities said Phillips drove the car across the Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Maryland, crashed into another car and fled the scene on foot.

Phillips is already in state custody serving 20 years for the attempted murder and malicious wounding of two Fauquier County sheriff's deputies  and other offenses. He is also serving 40 years in prison for murder in Dinwiddie County, VA. 

His federal sentence will be served consecutive to the state sentences.  

The investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office jointly with the Virginia State Police; Fauquier County, Orange County, and Frederick County Sheriff’s Offices and  Prince William County and Front Royal Police Departments. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Fahey and Virginia Assistant Attorney General and Special Assistant United States Attorney Marc Birnbaum are prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.


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