According to Wood County Sheriffs Office, a man drowned at Lake Hawkins Monday around 1:00 a.m.
Wood County investigators said they approached a subject concerning a stolen vehicle parked outside a boat house on the lake and When confronted, the man ran from the officers and fled into the lake, swimming out approximately 100 yards from the bank. It was there he began to struggle and slipped underwater and drowned.
The man’s body was located by side scan sonar and retrieved from the bottom by Quitman Fire Department divers. He was identified as Daniel Edward Phillips of Hawkins was.