Charges against Taylor “Nolle Prossed” in Parole/Probation Vandalism CaseMarch 12th, 2010 by Joe Burgess
Documents filed with the Drew County Circuit Clerks office show the the charges against Robbie Taylor have been “nolle prossed”, by the prosecuting attorney’s office, due to issues involving evidence.
The court order includes the phrases,”without prejudice,” and ”insufficient evidence to convict the defendant at this time.”
Posted July 29, 2009
$50,000 Bond Set for Parole/Probation Vandalism/Urine Theft Suspect & Parole Overturned
Taylor’s comments to the court included, “I’m completely innocent of that”Â referring toÂ the recent break in and vandalism at the parole/probation office, where a $27,000 piece of drung testing equipment was destroyed with a hammer.
Taylor also told Judge Harper that his parole wasn’t placed on hold until after his designated parole officer had to leave town, and that he felt whenÂ that specificÂ officer returned, that his parole hold would be overturned.
When asked by the judge how many felonies he had been convicted of, Taylor answered “4 or 5″.Â Taylor is best known for the counterfeiting case a few years ago.
Taylor’s bond was set at $50,000, and his release will depend on whether or not “his parole officer” overturns his parole hold, upon his return to town, like Taylor stated in court.
Posted July 28, 2009
Local Parolee, Already in Jail, Charged with Parole/Probation Machine Destruction & Urine Theft-Update
A 39 year old Monticello man, who was arrested on unrelated charges last Wednesday (the same day that the vandalism/theft took place), was charged today with commercial burglary, criminal mischief over $2,500, and impairing operation of a vital public facility.
Robert “Robbie” Taylor was already in jail this afternoon, when warrants for his new charges were served on him.Â The new “class C & D felony” charges will have a first appearance hearing set, possibly tomorrow.
Taylor is being held on parole revocation documentation, along with the new charges.
Evidence collected in the case has been sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab.
Update–Criminals Damage Machine, Steal Urine Sample from Parole/Probation Office
Posted July 27, 2009, 5:30 a.m.
A door to theÂ building had been forced open, and a machine (valued at approximately $27,000) had been severely damaged, it was later determined that the expensive machine had been destroyed, and is inoperable.Â While the local office’s machine is out of service, the samples will have to be taken to another office for testing.
The machine, known as a Viva Jr, is used to determine the presence of illegal substances in drug testing sample.
Also worth noting, several dozen urine samples had been taken from the facility.
An officer, not involved in the investigation, speculated that the person(s) responsible likely wanted to remove Â their “contribution”, and took the other sample as an effort to disguise their identity in the group.