Man involved in Morgan County standoff arrested hours later in second incident

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. — Morgan County deputies say a  man involved in a standoff Saturday afternoon was arrested for domestic violence hours later.

Mike Swafford with the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department said 48-year-old Anthony Boyd Taylor barricaded himself with two knives inside a home on Lilac Private Drive. Swafford said it took nearly two hours to convince Taylor to surrender peacefully. Taylor was taken to the hospital shortly after for evaluation.

Hours later, deputies were called back to the home by Taylor’s family member. The family member told authorities Taylor was in the home throwing things. Deputies attempted to diffuse the situation but they said they were unsuccessful and they had to use a taser on Taylor to detain him.

Taylor was transported to the hospital for a second time before he was charged with domestic violence.

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