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Rocky Mount man accused of beating, robbing ex-girlfriend

Posted March 16, 2011

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— Rocky Mount police are searching for a man they say beat and tried to robbed his ex-girlfriend last week.

Police said that Ron Christopher Taylor, 40, went to his ex-girlfriend's workplace around 6:30 a.m. last Friday and assaulted her.

He forced the 30-year-old woman into his car and drove to a nearby driveway, police said. She managed to escape, get back to her workplace and call for help.

Police have issued arrest warrants charging Taylor with second-degree kidnapping, attempted common-law robbery and assault on a female.

Anyone with information on Taylor's whereabouts should contact Crime Stoppers by calling 252-977-1111 or sending an e-mail to crimestoppers@rockymountnc.gov. Crime Stoppers tipster never have to identify themselves and are eligible for cash rewards for information that solves certain felonies.

Taylor is on probation for September convictions for assault on a female, communicating threats and driving while impaired, according to state Department of Correction records.

His criminal record dates to 1987, and he has spent nearly a decade behind bars for 27 convictions, including common-law robbery and selling drugs.

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  • gman007 Mar 16, 2011

    You cannot 'rehabilitate' a mean person by making their life in prison better than the one on the outside. When they get out they do what they want because "so what, I got caught again". All the stories you hear about 'stupid criminals' aren't always about stupidity. It's a person who knows he's got a better life in prison. Remember when people used to talk about 'doing hard time'? Not anymore.

  • hellorhighwaters Mar 16, 2011

    Yes, another one has slipped through the loop-holes. This is our justice system. Not a very good one. This man had 27 convictions.
    And only a decade behind bars; well he should be still behind bars with all those convictions.

    Where do we draw the line and just say, 'no more convictions for you, and no more probation?'.
    This young lady could have been killed. By a man who should have been behind bars when he first put his hands on a woman; period.
    I am glad that she is safe.
    Now, what is the justice system going to do about this 'man'.
    I use that 'word' lightly.
    He's had a little bit of prison for each conviction; he's had probation. Now What? Another slap on the wrist?

  • jrfergerson Mar 16, 2011

    Taylor is on probation for September convictions for assault on a female, communicating threats and driving while impaired, according to state Department of Correction records. His criminal record dates to 1987, and he has spent nearly a decade behind bars for 27 convictions, including common-law robbery and selling drugs. YES another one sent out into society by the justice system. How many more will be overlooked by the justice system before they come to the reality that their reformed program does not work. Thank goodness she was not killed by this so called man.

  • nogade Mar 16, 2011

    Look at the arrest record this felon has! And again, I'm not suprised to be reading about him committing another crime, this one should never have been put back on the streets. Too bad she didn't pull a gun on him!

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Mar 16, 2011

    Guess that's why she's his Ex.

  • webstermelba Mar 16, 2011

    This is why we as people need to inform and education our girls that they can LOOKUP any man's background. Now if she done her research on him she would have know about his past and the could have been on notice if she still wanted to make it into a relationship. Our children can and will know everything that they don't need or can use but want show them how to be aware of fools. TEACH A LITTLE BETTER.

  • seaturtles246 Mar 16, 2011

    What happened to "strike three"? Looks like he's at "strike 27." Something is wrong with this picture.

  • 27615 Mar 16, 2011

    lock him up!

  • Caveman93 Mar 16, 2011

    How about a photo or perhaps a description of this man or do we just go around yelling his name so we can locate him??

  • lisa4 Mar 16, 2011

    Put him back behind bars and don't let him out!!!!!!!!!!!