By Flyheight Staff

Body Cam Captures Cop Chasing Escaped Inmate

  • May 18, 2017
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Two Athens-Clarke County police officers were injured Tuesday afternoon while fighting with an escaped Athens felon who they were trying to arrest. Lt. Christopher Nichols suffered fractures to a finger in the fight with 43-year-old Marvin Terrell Taylor, and Senior Police Officer Gregory Gilchrist injured an elbow, according to police. The incident began about 1:45 p.m. when an employee at Dollar General on Lexington Road called 911 to report that Taylor was in the store even though he was supposed to be incarcerated for shoplifting from the store last year. Taylor was arrested Dec. 16 for stealing hygiene and personal grooming items valued at about $62. He was charged with felony theft by shoplifting due to previous shoplifting convictions. On Jan. 26, he was convicted in Clarke County Superior Court and received a sentence of four years on probation, with the first year to be served at the state Diversion Center. After the Dollar General employee reported seeing Taylor, he had already left the store and was last seen walking toward nearby Lexington Heights, where he lived, police said.