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Fast Arrest Made After Attack of Royal Oak Woman

Man fights off fiancée's attacker. Police arrest suspect in Oak Park.

Angelo Lamar Taylor Credit: Royal Oak Police
Angelo Lamar Taylor Credit: Royal Oak Police

A 45-year-old Clinton Township man was arrested within hours after he allegedly grabbed a Royal Oak woman on her porch in the 3200 block of North Blair, according to the Royal Oak Police Department.

Angelo Lamar Taylor was charged with attempted home invasion - first degree and receiving and concealing stolen property, police said.

At approximately 3 a.m. Saturday, police say a Royal Oak woman was walking up to the front porch of her home when she was allegedly grabbed from behind by Taylor, who pinned her arms down and forced her towards the front door. The woman's fiancé, who was in the home at the time, opened the doorway to greet her and witnessed the attack. The fiancé quickly tackled Taylor to the ground and fought with him, police said.

Police say Taylor managed to break free and flee from the area in a white Cadillac. Responding officers checked the area and a large kitchen knife, which police believe was dropped by Taylor, was found on the front porch.

Police relayed the information to surrounding agencies.

Approximately 20 minutes later, Southfield police responded to a home invasion call in the 29000 block of Brentwood where a homeowner was allegedly fighting with a man that kicked in a front door and was attempting to steal a television, according to police.

A short time later, Oak Park police spotted the white Cadillac and arrested Taylor after a brief foot pursuit. 

“We believe that Taylor saw that this young woman was by herself and followed her home. This was a terrifying ordeal for her and we are all very grateful that her fiancé was there to fend off this attack,” said Chief Corrigan O’Donohue.

Taylor is also wanted on a felony warrant for motor vehicle theft and is a parole absconder. The Cadillac Taylor was driving was stolen from Detroit on March 21, according to police.

Taylor was arraigned Monday in 44th District Court by Judge Derek Meinecke. Bond was set at $150,000. The next scheduled court date is set for 9 a.m. on March 28.

Attempted home invasion - first degree is a five-year felony; receiving and concealing stolen property is also a five year felony and/or $10,000 or three times the value of the motor vehicle, whichever is greater. 

At this time investigators from Southfield and Oak Park are actively pursuing additional charges.

Taylor has an extensive criminal history that includes stolen vehicles, drug crimes, home invasion, armed robbery and escape from prison, police said.

Notout Togetya March 25, 2014 at 12:02 PM
Phil - all Ron does is dump on city authorities. Police, administrators, commissioners, etc. The whole city is ran by crooked people, didn't you know? Ron has taken the initiative to bring all of the supposed corruption to light, and then do nothing but whine and complain about it. If I disagreed as much as Ron does with the way my city was run, you know what I would do? Move.
Debbie Campbell March 25, 2014 at 01:33 PM
Suffice it to say—the fiancé had the guy pinned down in Royal Oak and enough time passed before ROPD arrived that the crook was able to break free and flee the city—The “fast arrest’ wasn’t made by the ROPD--
Notout Togetya March 25, 2014 at 02:50 PM
Where does it explain the elapsed time between when the police were called and when they arrived? The fiance could have had this guy "detained" for SECONDS and somehow the police are supposed to be there? What if he had escaped before the victim was even able to dial 911?
Michael S. March 25, 2014 at 07:54 PM
And again this is why you have to protect yourself. I live close to the downtown area. I had to call a few weeks ago because of a violent domestic dispute between my neighbors and it took 15 minutes for police to show up. Like I said before let someone come and break into my home. It will be the last thing they ever do.
l.c. March 28, 2014 at 11:22 AM
"The fiance could have had this guy "detained" for SECONDS and somehow the police are supposed to be there"? not to be there but in the area maybe? responding & not see a white caddy? shame he had another opportunity.if residents all took to believing "crime is increasing every where" attitude isn't this the same as throwing your hands up,grab a weapon & be a part of the problem & not a solution? real residents have an obligation to criticise like it or not.the more people are aware & vigilant in their neighborhoods the safer living for all. residents should not be expected to bury their heads in the sand & bow to those who make decisions.if some comments seem too harsh could it be residents views are that much diff. than an outsiders? residents know how often a cruiser is seen patrolling in their neighborhoods & how many can be spotted parked in the biz district any given night so lets be realistic.

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