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East Albany Man arrested for kidnapping

By Jim Wallace - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -A man accused of kidnapping women while posing as a Police Officer was arrested at his East Albany home in a late morning raid by the SWAT team.

Investigators say he posed as an undercover narcotics agent to attack at least three women.

But they think there are other victims who have not reported attacks.

Phillip Conner, 27, was led out of this home in the 900 block of South Street under heavy guard. Just after 11 this morning the full Albany Dougherty SWAT team rushed the home, broke in through the front door, and arrested him without a fight. The strong use of force, because they believe Connor used a gun early Tuesday morning to kidnap women.

District Attorney Greg Edwards said " We felt it necessary that we act immediately in this particular matter, because of the continuing allegations, and because of the again, the reference he was posing as a Police Officer and belief that weapons may have been involved."

GBI and Dougherty County District Attorney crime scene Investigators searched the home, and this blue Mitsubishi that Investigators think Connor used in at least three reported attacks on women in the last month.

Edwards said "A person was accosting women posing as a Police Officer. A narcotics agent. Reports were coming in."

Shocked neighbors watched as Police stormed the house, and said they could not believe what Conner was accused of.

Neighbor Jacqueline Hall said "I had no idea this was going on. No idea whatsoever."

Investigators say all three attacks Conner is being charged with happened in this car.  The last one in an alley off Mobile Avenue just blocks away. But they say they know there are more victims.

 Edwards said "there will be more. We are just bringing charges at this point on 3, and we will be going further with further cases."

District Attorney Investigators believe there are other victims that may have been attacked by a man posing as a Police Officer, and want you to come forward if you have any information.

More charges are expected.

If you've ever had any contact with Phillip Conner posing as a Police Officer or drug agent, call the District Attorney's Office at 229-431-3233 or the GBI at 229-777-2080.


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