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March 25, 2013

Shoplifting report leads police to man wanted for removing ankle monitor

RICHMOND — A Richmond man continues to rack up felony charges after he was arrested following a complaint alleging he violated the conditions of home incarceration and removed his monitoring device.

William H. Taylor, 32, of Norwood Drive, was released on bond following a Jan. 18 arrest on charges of possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. He also had an outstanding robbery warrant from a Dec. 15 shoplifting incident.

Taylor was placed in the home incarceration program after being released on bond. However, on Feb. 7, the Madison County Sheriff’s Office filed a complaint stating Taylor had removed his monitoring device and absconded from the program.

A warrant was issued for Taylor’s arrest on charges of tampering with a prisoner monitoring device, second-degree escape and second-degree criminal mischief.

On Friday, police were sent to Walmart to investigate a possible shoplifting incident. Walmart employees reported seeing Taylor conceal a cell phone, worth $127, on himself, and he attempted to leave the store without paying for it.

When he was confronted, Taylor discarded the phone and fled on foot, according to the RPD. The investigating officer found Taylor in the parking lot of nearby Carriage Gate Shopping Center, and the man tried to flee again, the RPD report stated.

Taylor was apprehended and charged with theft by unlawful taking (under $500), second-degree fleeing and evading police, possession of drug paraphernalia and second-degree disorderly conduct.

After he was booked, Taylor was served with the earlier warrant related to violating conditions of home incarceration and also a bench warrant from Madison District Court for failure to appear.

Richmond Pizza Hut burglarized

A complainant reported a possible burglary Saturday at Pizza Hut on South Keeneland Drive.

When officers arrived, they discovered that the front-door glass had been broken. No intruders were found inside the business, and officers could not locate a company representative to determine if anything was missing, according to a Richmond police report.

It was later determined that an “undisclosed” amount of cash was stolen from the restaurant, the report stated.

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