Cops: Man is repeat offender -- from behind bars
Published 3:46 pm, Friday, May 7, 2010
An imprisoned Park Avenue man was charged Thursday with using a fellow inmate's identity to break a restraining order.
According to police, Taylor used someone else's prison identity number to communicate with the woman he is accused of assaulting. Court orders prohibit him from talking to her.
Taylor was imprisoned last October, after police charged him with beating his live-in girlfriend, a 24-year-old Fairfield resident, with a golf club and wrench. He was then held on $1 million bond.
During the arrest, police found no Internet or phone connection at his Park Avenue home and said that his refrigerator contained just two apples, frozen fish sticks and juice. The live-in girlfriend seemed surprised when an officer discovered a phone hidden underneath the couch, the report from October said.
In January, Taylor was charged with four counts of violating the protective court order and with tampering with witnesses. He allegedly sent letters to the woman from prison and then phoned her, telling her to hide the letters from detectives.
Deputy Police Chief Gary McNamara on Friday described Taylor has being "relentless in his effort to pursue" the former girlfriend.
The woman also was arrested during the October incident, charged with interfering with police and filing a false report. During the investigation into the assault, she allegedly gave police the name of another man she said had assaulted her, but police could find no evidence supporting that claim.