Man accused of assaulting Granville church secretary

| November 11, 2009

NEWARK — A Licking County Municipal Court judge set bond at $5,000 Tuesday for a homeless man authorities say assaulted a Granville church secretary for gas money.

Jurodt Glimpia Taylor, 48, was charged with one count each of aggravated menacing and assault, both first-degree misdemeanors, according to court records. He entered not guilty pleas to both charges.

Taylor was arrested Nov. 4 after he entered the Parish House of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, located next to Opera House Park on South Main Street, and requested money to buy gasoline so he could return to Florida, according to a police news release.

A church secretary said there were no funds to give him, according to the police statement, and referred him to other organizations.

Police said he then proceeded to assault the secretary, implying he had a hidden gun. He then left the building after the victim cried out, police said.

The victim was not seriously injured, police reported.

Taylor remains at the Licking County Justice Center. He also has a holder warrant with the U.S. Marshal’s Service in Tampa, Fla., for a probation violation, according to jail records.

Taylor was charged in a Florida court with armed robbery of a dwelling, robbery and grand theft of an automobile in March 1989, according to Hillsborough County Circuit Court records.

If convicted, the Nov. 4 assault would be his first criminal offense in Licking County, according to court records.

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