CALCASIEU PARISH - by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office
On February 12, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched to a home on Kingham Street in Lake Charles in reference to a disturbance.
Upon arrival, deputies discovered Matthew F. Taylor, 42, Lake Charles, struck a 72 year old female family member numerous times causing severe bruising. The investigation also revealed the elderly victim had an active protective order against Taylor.
Medical emergency personnel responded and transported the woman to a local hospital for treatment. During an examination by doctors, the victim was found to have suffered from a fractured collar bone, two sprained wrists, and multiple contusions to the head, upper arms and hands.
On February 22, Taylor, who has a lengthy criminal history which includes six arrests for simple battery against the same female family member since 2005, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with violation of a protective order; 2nd degree battery; and cruelty to the infirmed.
Judge Wilford Carter set his bond at $75,000.
CPSO Detective Michael Primeaux is the lead investigator on this case.
Man charged with hurting elderly woman
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