Suspect sought for assaulting Thomasville woman, forcing her into vehicle

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Phillip Scott Barnette

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Police are searching for a suspect who allegedly assaulted a woman and forced her into his vehicle.

Officers responded to the 300 block of East Guilford Street at 2:11 p.m. on Monday.

Upon arrival, officers found a 31-year-old female victim in front of her residence.

The victim told police her ex-boyfriend, Phillip Scott Barnette, 31, of High Point, came to her residence and kicked in the door.

Barnette allegedly assaulted the victim and forced her into his vehicle. She was able to escape and ran back to her residence where she called 911.

The victim was treated for minor injuries at the scene by Davidson County Emergency Services.

Barnette fled the scene in a silver Chevrolet Malibu or Impala with a Texas license plate. The vehicle is believed to be a rental.

Anyone with information of Barnette’s whereabouts is asked to call Thomasville police at (336) 475-7755.