A $10,000 bond was set Monday for a White Hall man who allegedly injured his mother during an altercation Friday night.
Jeffery Scott Taylor, 54, appeared in court Monday. Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors had probable cause to charge Taylor with second-degree domestic battery.
The alleged victim, Hilda Taylor, is 73, according to a probable cause affidavit from White Hall Police Officer Brent Bridges that was presented in district court Monday.
Bridges said in the affidavit he was sent at 11:50 p.m. Friday to 1108 Rock St., and when he arrived, he saw brothers Paul Taylor and Jeffery Taylor come out the front door of the residence arguing.
When questioned by police, Paul Taylor said he and Jeffery Taylor were involved in an argument about Paul Taylor’s dog, and when Paul Taylor went into the kitchen, Jeffery Taylor followed him and pushed Paul Taylor, who pushed him back, according to the affidavit. Jeffery Taylor then allegedly hit Paul Taylor in the back and face while telling him to get out, and while in the kitchen, Jeffery Taylor was allegedly holding a knife and threatening to kill Paul Taylor.
Bridges said in the affidavit that Paul Taylor left the room to call 911 and heard his mother, Hilda Taylor, yelling at Jeffery Taylor. When Paul Taylor came back into the kitchen, he reported seeing Hilda Taylor on the floor with Jeffery Taylor standing over her and blood on her arm.
Hilda Taylor told Bridges she had gone into the kitchen where Paul Taylor and Jeffery Taylor were arguing and when Jeffery Taylor jumped on Paul Taylor, she helped Paul Taylor get Jeffery Taylor off of him. She said when Paul Taylor left the kitchen, Jeffery Taylor grabbed her by the hair and threw her down on the floor, causing her to hit her arm on something and causing a cut.
She said when Paul Taylor came back into the kitchen, he helped her up and Jeffery Taylor jumped on Paul Taylor again and grabbed him in a choke hold. She said she grabbed a wooden spoon and started hitting Jeffery Taylor with it and when Jeffery Taylor finally let go of Paul Taylor, Jeffery Taylor grabbed her and dragged her into Paul Taylor’s room where he struck her in the face several times.
Bridges reported that when he informed Jeffery Taylor that he was going to be arrested for domestic battery, Jeffery Taylor allegedly told him he was not going to be arrested without a fight and was not going to jail. Officer Tommy Kelly arrived to assist Bridges and the two officers struggled with Jeffery Taylor on the wooded porch before Bridges used his department-issued Taser stun-gun twice on Jeffery Taylor before he submitted to arrest.
In addition to setting the bond, Jeffery Taylor was ordered to have no contact with Hilda Taylor or Paul Taylor until the case is settled.