Maryland man found guilty of robbery, assault

From CDT staff reportsFebruary 27, 2014 

— Claudius Taylor, 19, of Odenton, Md., was found guilty Wednesday of attacking two women last year in State College.

A jury found Taylor guilty of one count of robbery-bodily injury, one count of robbery-physical removal of property, one count of unlawful restraint, one count of indecent assault, two counts of simple assault, one count of unlawful taking and one count of receiving stolen property.

The charges stemmed from two attacks on unrelated women on Oct. 13, 2013.

“This defendant wandered into our community and ruthlessly ambushed these women under cover of darkness, fleeing only when he could no longer stifle their cries for help,” Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller said.

After the verdict, prosecutors moved to increase bail. Judge Bradley Lunsford set it at $1 million.

Taylor is currently in the Centre County Correctional Facility. He will be sentenced May 9.

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