A man visiting from Delaware was arrested Sunday after he allegedly went on a rampage and did $10,000 in damage to his host’s home in Dunnellon.
George Washington Taylor, 46, of Smyrna, was charged with criminal mischief with more than $1,000 damage and aggravated domestic assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. The victims told a Marion County sheriff’s deputy that Taylor has been visiting for about a week and a half and has been staying in an RV in the back yard. The relationship between Taylor and the victims was redacted from the sheriff’s office report.
The male victim said he has been trying to get Taylor to go back to Delaware because his doctor needs to see him due to his medical history. He said Taylor told him he threw away all his prescribed medications because he doesn’t want them, according to the report.
The male victim told the deputy that at around 9:20 a.m., he was loading his vehicle with garbage bags when Taylor came out of his RV and started following him with a brick in his hand. The victim said he felt his life was in danger, so he pulled out his gun and told Taylor to drop the brick. He said Taylor dropped the brick and went back inside his RV while the victim drove to his job, the report said.
The male victim said a short time later, the female victim called him to come home because Taylor became irate, grabbed another brick and threw it at the French doors at the rear of the residence. Taylor then grabbed another unknown item and threw it at the west window of the residence, breaking it, according to the report.
The female victim said Taylor grabbed a car jack and threw it at the front windshield of her vehicle, breaking it. He then went to the pool area in the back yard and broke the pump, causing water to leak. Total damage dome by Taylor was estimated at $10,000, the report said.
The deputy shouted several times for Taylor to come out of the RV with his arms up, but Taylor first refused to come out and started yelling obscenities. He eventually came outside with no clothes on and was verbally aggressive. The deputy ordered Taylor to lie on the ground face-down and put his hands behind his back to be handcuffed. Taylor was not making any sense and seemed agitated toward male figures, according to the report.
Taylor was taken to West Marion Hospital to be examined before being transferred to the Marion County Jail, where he’s being held on $2,000 bond. No court information was available.