Friday, November 1 2013 6:27 PM EDT2013-11-01 22:27:46 GMT
In the wake of his alleged victim's death Thursday, the Lufkin Police Department plans to dismiss the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge against Richard Wayne Taylor, 51, and issue an arrestMore >>
In the wake of his alleged victim's death Thursday, the Lufkin Police Department plans to dismiss the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge against Richard Wayne Taylor, 51, and issue an arrest warrant for the charge of murder.
Thursday, October 31 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-11-01 03:37:53 GMT
Lufkin Police officers are searching for a suspect in a stabbing that occurred Thursday afternoon at the Ministry Living Center on Kurth Drive. According to Det. J.B. Smith of the Lufkin Police Department,More >>
Lufkin woman dies in hospital after she was allegedly stabbed by her husband Thursday afternoon at the Ministry Living Center on Kurth Drive.More >>
County authorities have set the bail for the 51-year-old man who allegedly
stabbed his wife at Lufkin's Ministry in Action Living Center on Oct. 31 at
Shirley Taylor, 67, of Lufkin, died as a result of her injuries later that day
at Memorial Medical Center in Lufkin.
Taylor is still being held in the Angelina County jail on two first-degree
felony charges of murder and a parole violation. He was also charged with
second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The collective
bail was for the murder and aggravated assault charges.
On Nov. 1,
KTRE News obtained the audio of the frantic 911 call made my Shirley Taylor's
niece, Kavonda Washington.
On the 911 audio, Washington can be heard saying, "Someone just tried
to kill my aunt. They try to run over here. No, no, no. He stabbed her. She
bleeding in the room. We need an ambulance here now!"
An autopsy has been scheduled. However, Det. J.B. Smith, a spokesman for the
Lufkin Police Department said in a previous story that the LPD does not expect
to get the results from the autopsy for several weeks.
The stabbing assault occurred at approximately 1:15 p.m. Thursday, according
to a press release from the Lufkin Police Department. The incident occurred in
the bedroom of the victim's residence at the Ministry in Action Living Center
located at 910 Kurth Drive.
According to the arrest affidavit, the 911 caller stated that Shirley
Jackson had been stabbed by "Ricky Taylor." The victim told the
responding Lufkin Police officer the same thing.
The first LPD officer on the scene noticed that Shirley Taylor had multiple,
bleeding stab wounds to her body.
A search of the residence turned up a knife with blood on it, according to
After the stabbing attack, Richard Taylor allegedly fled the scene in a
green Dodge Intrepid. According to Smith, information collected during the
initial investigation led officers to believe that Richard Taylor was headed to
Corrigan. As it turns out, Corrigan is where Richard Taylor was arrested.
Lt. Jerry Grissom of the Corrigan Police Department said in a previous East
Texas News story that his officers acted on a tip. They were able to locate
Richard Wayne Taylor about a mile south of Corrigan on U.S. Highway 59 south.
Taylor was walking south when they found him, and Grison said they believe the
stabbing suspect ditched his car in Diboll and walked to Corrigan.
Taylor went into a Corrigan store and bought a change of clothes before
continuing on his way, Grison said.
Grison said Taylor didn't try to resist the Corrigan officers who arrested
him; he simply told them that he wanted to talk to his lawyer.
Corrigan Police officers arrested Richard Wayne Taylor around 5 p.m. He was
transported to the Angelina County Jail Thursday night.
Further investigation revealed that Richard Taylor was on parole when he
allegedly stabbed his wife. Jason Clark, the public information director for
the Texas Department of Criminal Justice said that Richard Taylor was released
on parole on July 29.
TDCJ records indicate that Richard Taylor has five felony convictions on his
record. The most recent one was an aggravated assault out of Houston County.
For that crime, he was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Richard Taylor was also convicted of possession of a firearm by a felon,
aggravated assault, and aggravated assault with a deadly in Angelina County on
April 1, 1992. He received three concurrent 10-year sentences, meaning that he
served them at the same time, for those charges.
On Nov. 17, 1987, Richard Taylor was convicted in Harris County for
aggravated sexual assault of a 25-year-woman. He received an 8-year sentence
for that felony, according to TDCJ records.
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