Corey D. Taylor
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A St. Clair man was charged after he allegedly assaulted two females last Friday.

Corey D. Taylor, 30, St. Clair, was charged Friday, Feb. 23, with two counts of assault in Franklin County Associate Circuit Court.

St. Clair police officers were dispatched to The Mercy House at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23, in reference to an assault in progress, according to Police Chief Bill Hammack.

When officers arrived, Taylor was being held down by two individuals at the house. Officers assisted in subduing Taylor and took him into custody, Hammack said.

Witnesses told police that Taylor used to live at the residence, but was asked to leave due to bad behavior about a month ago. They also told police that Taylor returned to the residence and got into an argument with a 60-year-old female who lives there.

Witnesses said Taylor punched the female in the face, choked her and knocked her to the floor, according to Hammack. Another female intervened and Taylor choked her as well.

The incident resulted in the 60-year-old female having contusions on her face and a fractured bone in her leg.

Taylor became violent when officers took him to the police station. He slammed a telephone on the booking room table and tried to strike officers.

Officers subdued Taylor and transported him to the Franklin County Jail where he continued to resist officers, and attempted to kick officers. He spat in two of the officers’ faces, according to Hammack.

Additional charges are being sought through the prosecuting attorney’s office including resisting arrest, three counts of assaulting police officers and elderly abuse. Taylor’s bond is set at $50,000, according to Hammack.