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PC North recent graduate accused in campus assault of student, administrator

Evan T. Phillips, 18, was jailed after May 23 incident in which a 15-year-old student was slammed to the floor and knocked unconscious; vice principal knocked against a wall after intervening.
by Tim Willert Published: May 30, 2012

A recent graduate of Putnam City North High School is accused of assaulting another student and a school administrator, court documents show.

Evan Tramaine Phillips, 18, was arrested on May 23 at the school, 11800 N Rockwell. He was released from the Oklahoma County jail the following day, records show.

Phillips was leaving the school gymnasium when he picked up a 15-year-old student and “slammed him on his head in the hallway,” according to a probable cause affidavit filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court.

The victim, identified by school police as Shamari Ashley, was knocked unconscious, the affidavit shows.

He was hospitalized with head and neck injuries. Further details on the injuries were not available.

“Ashley is much smaller and younger and was not capable of defending himself,” Putnam City Campus Police Department officer Andrew Zamudio wrote in the affidavit.

Assistant Principal Toye Mitchell attempted to stop Phillips, who “pushed her in the chest and knocked her against a wall out of his way,” police reported.

Phillips ran down the hallway and into a classroom where he was taken into custody.

Charges of aggravated assault and battery and assault upon a school employee were presented to Oklahoma County prosecutors, the affidavit shows.

Steve Lindley, communications director for the Putnam City School District, said Phillips graduated with his class on May 20. Lindley said the last day of school was May 23 and Phillips was still on campus as a student when the incident took place.

“This was an unusual incident because it was so unexpected … it came out of the blue,” Lindley said.

Phillips does not have a listed phone number. has disabled the comments for this article.
by Tim Willert
Education Reporter
Tim Willert is a native Californian with Oklahoma ties who covers education. Prior to moving to Oklahoma in June 2011, he was as an editor for in Century City, Calif., and reported on courts for the Los Angeles Daily Journal and...
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