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.