|Cooperation led to assault arrest|
|Wednesday, 14 November 2007 22:18|
Watauga and Avery deputies caught a Rutherford County assault suspect yesterday.Rutherford authorities had information on the whereabouts of George Thomas Taylor and shared it with Watauga County- who in turn brought Avery in on the action.
Cooperation was essential and Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman was pleased with how quickly and efficiently the apprehension operation went.
A team assembled from Avery and Watauga deputies and Sugar Mountain Police apprehended Taylor at a construction site he was working on in Banner Elk. Taylor had been using the alias Tim Campbell. Rutherford authorities have warrants out on Taylor for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and assault on a female.
Hagaman believes Taylor’s been in the Boone area since August.
Rutherford authorities will retrieve Taylor as soon as possible, Hagaman says. He wasn’t surprised at the one million dollar bond.
It all has to do with the severity of the crime, he says.Taylor was accused of cutting two people inside a Forest City Food Lion on March 24. After entering the store, Taylor allegedly cut Randall Eugene Patrick on the left side of his neck, around his throat, under his right arm and across his chest. Police say Taylor also cut Richard Glenn Brandle from his left ear to his nose and under his eye. Additionally, Taylor is alleged to have threatened and pushed Carla Taylor, who was pregnant with his child at the time of the incident, reports say.
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