Man Arrested for Attempted Murder in Marion Tuesday

Man Arrested for Attempted Murder in Marion Tuesday

MARION (WRXX) – A 44-year-old man has been arrested in Williamson County for attempted murder in connection with a Tuesday afternoon incident in Marion.

According to the Marion Police Department, around 2 p.m. Tuesday, they were dispatched to a report of a man with a gun. Dispatch further advised officers a female caller was very frantic and then the line was disconnected. Dispatch attempted to regain contact with the reporting party while officers were responding, however; were unsuccessful.

As Marion Police Officers responded to the area a male subject was observed entering a silver vehicle and then left the area driving on the sidewalk at a high rate of speed. Officers intercepted the vehicle immediately and followed it to the 900 block of South Court Street.

During this time the driver, later identified as Joshua G. Taylor, refused to comply with officer commands. Taylor was eventually detained after a brief physical resistance of officers.

Simultaneous to the traffic stop, officers on scene of the 1000 block of Maplewood had located the alleged victim who was reportedly involved in a romantic relationship with Taylor.

The woman advised police Taylor had placed a gun to her head, and pulled the trigger but it did not discharge.

When the victim called 9-1-1, Taylor took the phone and disconnected the phone call then left the residence when he heard sirens approaching.

The suspected firearm was not immediately located, and it was believed that it may have been thrown out as Taylor fled the attempted traffic stop.

During a search of that route, the Marion Police Department Canine ultimately located a firearm matching the description given by the alleged victim and was collected as evidence.

Taylor was arrested for alleged Attempted Murder, Domestic Battery, Unlawful Use of Weapon by a Felon, Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Fleeing and Eluding, Interference with reporting of domestic violence, Criminal Damage to Property and Driving on the Sidewalk.

Taylor was taken to the Williamson County Jail to await the formal filing of charges and the setting of bail.

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