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Date: 03-23-2020

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United States of America v. Jonathan David Taylor

Case Number: 1:19-cr-00088-MR-WCM

Judge: Martin Reidinger

Court: United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (Buncombe County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: John Pritchard

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Ashville, NC - The United States of America charged Jonathan David Taylor assault with intent to murder.

U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger sentenced Jonathan David Taylor to 46 months in prison and three years of supervised release, for the May 2019 assault of a tribal elder.

According to filed court documents and todayís sentencing hearing, on May 8, 2019, Taylor used a metal pipe to strike a 71-year-old male victim in the forehead, inflicting serious injury. Court records show that Taylor assaulted the victim when the victim attempted to prevent Taylor from physically assaulting Taylorís then-girlfriend. Court records also show that Taylor caused the victim to sustain a large jagged laceration on the top of his head that required medical attention. Both Taylor and the victim are enrolled members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Taylor is currently in federal custody and will be transferred to the custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons. All federal sentences are served without the possibility of parole.

U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray thanked CIPD for their investigation of the case.

18 U.S.C. 113(a)(3) and 1153- ASSAULT WITH INTENT TO MURDER (MARITIME)

Outcome: JUDGMENT as to Jonathan David Taylor (1): Defendant sentenced on Count 1 to 46 months imprisonment; 3 years supervised release; $100 assessment. Count 2 Dismissed on motion of the United States. Signed by District Judge Martin Reidinger on 3/20/2020. (maf) (Entered: 03/20/2020)

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