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Delaware Man Arrested For Allegedly Assaulting Former Girlfriend

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (CBS) – Delaware Police have arrested a Delaware man after he allegedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend.

New Castle County Police, with the help of United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force, have arrested and charged Marcus Taylor, 26, of the 200 block of North Maryland Avenue with felony assault after violating a court order and came in contact with his former girlfriend.

While at a friend’s house on October 8th, the 23-year-old female victim told police her ex-boyfriend had come to the apartment complex and assaulted her in the presence of their two children and another child.

After an investigation, police revealed that the suspect began calling and harassing the victim while she was at her friend’s apartment.

A short time later, the suspect entered the residence without permission. Police say Taylor punched the victim in her face and demanded that the victim return money that he had given to her for their children. He fled the apartment with the victim’s purse that contained the money in it.

The victim was transported to Christiana Hospital and was treated for facial and head injuries. She has since been released.

On October 17th, members of the United States Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force spotted Taylor as he was exiting his vehicle while at a gas station located at the intersection of Maryland Avenue and Robinson Lane in Wilmington. Shortly thereafter, Taylor was arrested.

Taylor has been charged with assault in the second degree, burglary in the second degree, endangering the welfare of a child, felony violation of a no contact order and robbery in the second degree.