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Rocky Mount man accused of beating, robbing ex-girlfriend

Posted March 16, 2011 10:29 a.m. EDT

— 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.