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Case continued for Rockingham man charged in butcher knife assault

ROCKINGHAM — An assault case involving a knife was continued in Richmond County District Court on Thursday.

According to an arrest warrant, 57-year-old Eric Taylor, of Gore Drive, assaulted another man with a butcher knife on Oct. 18.

Taylor was arrested that day on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and booked into the Richmond County Jail where he remains under a $500,000 secured bond.

His case has been continued until Dec. 5, according to the Clerk of Superior Court’s office.

Taylor served five months in 2006 for attempted assault inflicting serious bodily injury following a conviction in Richmond County, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

He was first convicted in 1988 of driving while impaired, operating a vehicle without a license, failing to obey police, reckless driving and possession of liquor in Alexander County.


Taylor was incarcerated for two months the following year when his probation was revoked on the DWI and reckless driving charges.

In 1990, Taylor was convicted again in Alexander County of attempted burning private property and given probation, which was revoked two years later when he was convicted of attempted second-degree rape. He served 19 months.

Four months after his release from prison in 1994, Taylor committed felony breaking in Richmond County and entering and was convicted in February 1995, serving seven months.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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