Last week Deputy Dakota Williams was dispatched Shawnee Drive in regards to a reported domestic abuse situation. Williams spoke with the alleged victim who stated that she had been arguing with Toney Taylor for several days. She reported that Taylor had broken her phone, held her against her will, and forced her to take Klonopin. Klonopin (clonazepam) is a benzodiazepine. Clonazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced. Clonazepam is also a seizure medicine, also called an anti-epileptic drug. Klonopin is used to treat certain seizure disorders (including absence seizures or Lennox-Gastaut syndrome) in adults and children. Klonopin is also used to treat panic disorder (including agoraphobia) in adults. She stated that at one point Taylor did tell her she could leave but would have to leave after removing her coat and pants. She was eventually able to leave and go to a neighbor’s house where she did call the police.
Deputy WIlliams then went to the residence of Taylor to interview him. Deputy Williams noted that Taylor was both unsteady on his feet and was slurring his speech. The report states that Taylor claimed that he refused to let the victim leave due to it being too cold outside. When asked if he had any alcohol Taylor claimed to had both been drinking and taking his medication.
Deputy Williams placed the 22 year old Taylor in custody and charged him with False Imprisonment and Aggravated Assault.