22 year old Joshua Timothy Taylor of Cedar Bluff stands charged with a Probation Violation in addition to Escape 3rd Degree, Fleeing/Attempting to Elude, the Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and two counts of the Fraudulent Use of a Credit Card.
The Centre Police Department was notified that someone had been using a credit card that didn’t belong to them with investigators Randy Mayorga and Leigha Blake quickly tracking the illegal use of the card to Taylor; at that point a warrant was issued for Taylor’s arrest on the charge.
Taylor was picked up in Cedar Bluff on Monday (November 3rd) – and when confronted, he agreed to write a statement naming himself – and another individual – as having conducted illegal transactions with the credit card.
However, after writing the statement, and before being jailed – Taylor fled the scene.
He was tracked to a location Thursday – and as law enforcement arrived, Taylor attempted to flee however he was quickly caught and placed under arrest.
Taylor remains in the Cherokee County Detention Center awaiting setting of bond.
The arrest is considered another indication of how valuable the recently formed Cherokee County Major Crimes Unit has been in regard to the partnership between law enforcement agencies across the county as they work together to reduce crime in our communities.