Thursday, July 30, 2009
Deputies make arrest in stabbing
By SUE WATSON
Marshall County deputies arrested Jonah Monroe Taylor, 27, of 271 Lane Road in Potts Camp, on July 26, according to sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
He was charged with aggravated assault and remains in custody of the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Dickerson said.
Amanda Taylor, the suspect’s wife, called 911 in the early morning hours to say she had been stabbed by her husband in their home, Dickerson said.
Jonah Monroe Taylor fled the scene after his wife called 911 and was arrested later in the day by deputies at a nearby residence, the sheriff said.
Amanda Taylor was transported to the Union County hospital for treatment.
In other crime-related news, sheriff’s investigators and members of the Shelby County Safe Streets Task Force recovered a BB gun that is believed to have been used in several armed robberies in the Memphis area, Dickerson said. The gun was recovered inside a 2005 Chevrolet Silverado that was seized at a Marshall County residence and brought to the sheriff’s department for the execution of a search warrant.
While the search warrant was being executed, investigators received information from someone in Marshall County as to the whereabouts of the suspect who was later arrested in Memphis by Memphis police, Dickerson said. That suspect has been charged with several armed robberies in the Memphis area.
Investigators with the Marshall County Sheriff's Department are also still seeking leads in two cases and rewards are offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects, Dickerson said.
The first case concerns the beating death of Phillip Watts June 20 at his residence in Potts Camp. The second case concerns the armed robbery of Raines Grocery on Hernando Road on July 10 at about 4:30 p.m.
Dickerson said a black male subject went into Raines Grocery and held up the clerk at gunpoint taking an undetermined amount of cash.
Anyone who has information in either of these cases is asked to call the sheriff’s department at 662-252-1311 or Marshall County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-729-2169. Callers do not have to provide their names when leaving tips and all information provided will be kept in strictest of confidence, Dickerson said.
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