SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Shreveport police sex crime detectives have apprehended a man accused of raping a child under the age of 12.
The detectives launched an investigation July 1 after the child alleged that 45-year-old Antonio Adarrly Taylor, of the 2500 block of Murray Street in Shreveport, had raped her.
After conducting interviews and gathering evidence, detectives got a warrant for Taylor’s arrest on a charge of first-degree rape.
Just after 11:30 a.m. Sept. 4, members of the U.S. Marshals Service violent offender task force, the Shreveport police warrants unit and K-9 Diesel went to Taylor’s residence.
He hid in a built-in laundry hamper and refused to surrender, authorities report. K9 Diesel was sent into the home and took Taylor into custody.
Before being booked into the Shreveport City Jail, Taylor was taken to Ochsner LSU Health, the Shreveport hospital where he was treated for a dog bite.
Taylor has since been transferred from the City Jail to Caddo Correctional Center, where he was booked at 12:25 a.m. Sept. 5. He remains in custody there with his bond set at $250,000.