Man charged with family violence

December 22, 2012

A 43-year-old Mansfield man who had been in the Johnson County Jail is now in the custody of the Hood County Sheriff’s Office after his arrest on a warrant charging him with striking his girlfriend, Lieutenant Johnny Rose said.

James Howard Taylor is facing a third-degree felony count of family violence assault, with previous convictions ($10,000 bond), Rose stated.

Rose said that Taylor’s stay in the Johnson County Jail had to do with unrelated charges. He was transported to the Hood County Jail on Tuesday to face his felony charge.

“Taylor allegedly assaulted his live-in girlfriend on (July 29),” said Rose, adding that he struck her “in the head with his closed fist.

“Taylor has previous family violence convictions, which makes this charge a felony. The victim, who is a 32-year-old female, did not require medical treatment at the scene.”

Rose noted that the disturbance occurred at a residence in the 3900 block of Greenbrook Street in the Oak Trail Shores subdivision.

TRAFFIC STOP

A 20-year-old Hamilton woman faces a state jail felony count after methamphetamine was found in her vehicle during a traffic stop, Rose stated.

Paige Elizabeth Owen was driving in the 6600 block of Glen Rose Highway, Rose said.

“During the stop, under a gram of meth was discovered and a Xanax pill,” Rose said.

Owen’s charges are possession of a controlled substance, under 1 gram (felony, $5,000 bond) along with a Class A misdemeanor, possession of a controlled substance, under 28 grams.

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