Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Attempted Murder Suspect with Criminal History in Mendocino County Arrested in the Central Valley 

Tommy Lee Taylor Junior [Picture from the Manteca Police Department

45-year-old Tommy Lee Taylor Junior has a criminal record that reaches across California. He is wanted in Stanislaus County for attempted murder, has warrants out in Mendocino County for possession of methamphetamine, and most recently was arrested by the Manteca Police Department for his role in a suspected retail and identity theft ring at a local Kohl’s.

Stephanie Marie Douglas [Picture from the Manteca Police Department]

A press release from the Manteca Police Department indicates Taylor and 41-year-old Stephanie Marie Douglas came under investigation for the suspected retail thefts on Monday, May 8, 2023. 

Taylor allegedly provided a false name to detectives in an attempt to hide his identity. Upon identification, officers became aware that he was wanted for attempted murder, evading police, and transportation of narcotics. 

Records from the Mendocino Superior Court Case Information portal indicate Taylor was charged by the Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office in February 2022 with misdemeanor possession of methamphetamine. After being let out on bail and breaking his promise to return to the Mendocino County Superior Court, a warrant was issued for his arrest.

Fentanyl allegedly found in Taylor’s possession [Picture from the Manteca Police Department]

Taylor and Douglas were booked in the Stanislaus County Jail for identity theft, retail theft, and possession of fentanyl and drug paraphernalia.

Remember, any charges associated with this incident have not been proven in a court of law and the details of the incident are still being sorted out. In accordance with the legal principle of the presumption of innocence, any individual described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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  1. Being ‘Booked’ by police does not indicate current status. Bail? Charges? Transfer? This is only half a Metro article

    • Attempted Murder at least 3 years. Drug offense, clothing theft. Maybe 5 years. Hopefully he can have that lady visit. It will be a breeze. How much the inmate in this article weigh, and height? Amazing the different sizes in people in Prison. Some guys are huge. Best of Luck everyone.

  2. At what point in this guys life did he say: “Yeah! I know! Let’s tattoo Grandmas Little Monster on my body! That would be awesome! Everyone that beats me up or that I have sex with will love to see that!!!!” Does this guy have 3 brain cells? Damage Inc.? Stop Snitching? What a douche.

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