Calcasieu

Feb 22, 2013 3:36 PM by MELISSA CANONE

CPSO arrests man for cruelty to the infirmed

A Lake Charles man is accused of striking a 72-year-old woman numerous times. Matthew Taylor, 42, is charged with second-degree battery, cruelty to the infirm and violation of a protective order.

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.

Deputies say Matthew F. Taylor, 42, of Lake Charles, struck a 72-year-old woman 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.

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