Ohio Attorney General asks parole board to keep Morrow cop’s killer in prison

Cincinnati Enquirer | Sarah Brookbank

Ohio’s top prosecutor has asked the Ohio Parole Board to keep a convicted cop killer in prison.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost submitted a letter to the Ohio Parole Board, urging the rejection of a parole request by Anthony Wayne McIntosh. 

McIntosh murdered Morrow Police Officer Jeffrey Phegley in 1987 after he was pulled over for speeding and given a field sobriety test, Enquirer archives said.  

“He admitted shooting Phegley, 22, in the chest with an illegal sawed-off shotgun Jan. 21 (1987) after being stopped by the officer for speeding,” Enquirer archives said. McIntosh claimed self-defense. 

According to the National Police Association, McIntosh was sentenced to 15 years to life for murder. McIntosh has been denied parole in 2000, 2006 and 2010 and is scheduled for consideration again in November.

“McIntosh now asks you to release him from prison so that he can resume his life. But if Jeffrey Phegley cannot resume his life, why should his killer be afforded that privilege?” Yost said. 

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