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New Hampshire

July 19, 2011

Salem police arrest S.C. woman twice in three days

SALEM — Police quickly became all too familiar with a South Carolina resident. They arrested Elizabeth Phillips, 44, of Aiken, S.C., Saturday night, just three days after her earlier arrest.

Police were called to the Red Roof Inn at 9:20 p.m. for a report of an "out-of-control" woman throwing rocks at a room door. Before police arrived, Phillips assaulted a man with the rocks and a cane, according to Deputy police Chief Shawn Patten.

The victim had to seek medical treatment for injuries sustained in the attack, police said.

Phillips and police had numerous encounters in the days preceding her second arrest, Patten said.

She was issued no trespass orders from the Red Roof Inn and the Comcast property on Northeastern Boulevard. On July 13, she was charged with disorderly conduct.

Apparently, Phillips traveled to New Hampshire to see her former boyfriend, who is working on a local construction project, police said.

After her second arrest, Phillips was held on $5,000 cash bail. She was still jailed late yesterday. She is charged with two counts of criminal trespass, reckless conduct and violating bail conditions.

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