GLENDALE, AZ - A storage unit manager is recovering after he was stabbed multiple times and left to die by a man who was living in a storage unit.
On November 30, a suspect was arrested for stabbing a man at a storage unit in Glendale. In court paperwork obtained by ABC15, we now have details of the crime.
Glendale police on November 20 were called to a storage unit near 51st and Glendale avenues for a reported stabbing. The victim is employed by the storage unit company and told police that earlier in the day, he saw a video that reportedly showed 34-year-old Ryan Dean Phillips and his girlfriend living in the unit.
He changed the code and denied them access to the unit after hours. In a phone call, Phillips' girlfriend told him she understood but asked if they could come by that night to get their coats.
The victim met them outside the office. That is when Phillips allegedly punched the victim and cut him on the face with a knife. While Phillips went to his storage unit, the victim, not knowing if he would survive, entered the office and pulled up Phillips' unit information on the computer screen.
Phillips allegedly returned to the office, broke in and stabbed the victim again, this time in the neck, telling him, "He was going to die now."
The victim crawled to a phone and called for help. He is currently suffering from facial paralysis.
Police located Phillips and arrested him 10 days later. His girlfriend reportedly told police that Phillips threatened to stab her if she contacted police.
Phillips is being held on a $500,000 bond on aggravated assault and attempted second-degree murder charges.