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Early afternoon on Monday, June 5, 2017, Saline County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) patrol deputies were dispatched to an address in the 24000 block of North Sardis Road for a disturbance.  A short time later, Central Communications dispatched information that a possible gunshot wound victim was enroute to the Bauxite Fire Department in a personally owned vehicle.

A victim did arrive at the Bauxite Fire Department.  His wounds were treated and he was quickly transported to an area hospital.  As of the writing of this press release, his condition is critical. 

Detectives from the SCSO Criminal Investigation Division (CID) responded to both the Bauxite Fire Department as well as the address on North Sardis Road.

Several leads were followed-up by CID detectives and an arrest warrant was obtained for Joseph Allen TAYLOR.

Working closely with local law enforcement agencies, as well as the United States Marshal Service, TAYLOR was arrested without incident on Thursday evening in Pulaski County.  In addition to the charges filed by the SCSO, TAYLOR was found to have three additional active warrants for his arrest.  TAYLOR was charged with the following:

Charge: 3182              FAILURE TO APPEAR-FELONY                                       

Charge: 5-54-120        FAILURE TO APPEAR                                               

Charge: 3182              FAILURE TO APPEAR-FELONY                                               

Charge: 2323              BATTERY - 1ST DEGREE                                               

Charge: 1889              POSSESSION OF FIREARM BY CERTAIN PERSONS                               

Charge: 2532              TERRORISTIC ACT

Sheriff Rodney Wright complimented the Patrol Division for their actions at both scenes.  Additionally, Sheriff Wright praised the Criminal Investigation Division for working around-the-clock and quickly obtaining an arrest warrant TAYLOR.  Finally, the United States Marshal Service put in very long hours in making the arrest of TAYLOR.

Without question, the citizens of Saline County played a very active role in this investigation.  Sheriff Wright would like to express his sincere thanks to all the people who contacted the SCSO from Monday afternoon until TAYLOR was arrested on Thursday evening.

This investigation continues to remain open and is still actively being investigated.