A man who allegedly violated an order of protection twice within a week had his bond increased in Cannon County Chancery Court Monday.
Chancellor Robert Corlew increased the bond for Jodie Wade Taylor, 114 Martin Drive, Liberty, from $10,000 to $15,000.
Corlew’s action came after testimony from the victim, Taylor, and other witnesses. Sgt. Lowell Womack of the Woodbury Police Dept. testified it was his opinion Taylor presented a significant risk to both the victim and their two children.
Taylor was originally charged with domestic assault on March 22. As a condition of bond he was to have no direct or indirect contact with the victim. The victim also obtained an order of protection against Taylor that day, which was continued on April 4 pending outcome of the criminal charges.
Taylor was first charged with violating the order of protection on April 11 when he went to the residence of the victim. The sheriff’s department was contacted and Officer Mike Smith went to the home. Upon arrival Taylor ran out the back door and went into a field. Officer Smith chased Taylor into the field and arrested him.
Taylor was arrested again this past Sunday, April 17, when he showed up at the Woodbury Police Dept., knowing that the victim was inside, and charged with violating the protection order.
Additional charges of violating the protection order may be lodged against Taylor once telephone records indicating phone contact are received.
Taylor is scheduled to appear in Cannon County General Sessions Court today on the domestic assault charge.