Selbyville Man Charged With Attempted Murder And Attempted Rape

Selbyville – The Delaware State Police have arrested a 30-year-old man after he stabbed a woman west of Selbyville, according to State Police Public Information Officer, Master Corporal Gary Fournier.

Temourise O Taylor
Temourise O Taylor

Fournier said that around 3:05 p.m. Monday December 19, 2016 troopers were dispatched to the area of Baker Road and Blueberry Farm Road for a report of a female that had been stabbed.  It was also reported that a male subject had just fled the area in a tan Suzuki SUV with a Delaware registration.

Responding troopers along with officers from Selbyville, Frankford, and Dagsboro Police Departments began searching the area for the suspect, who was identified as Temourise O. Taylor, 30 of Selbyville, and located him within 20 minutes when he was taken into custody during a traffic stop on DuPont Boulevard (US113) south of Daisey Street in Frankford, said Fournier.

Fournier went on to say that Taylor and the 36-year-old female victim, who is an acquaintance of Taylor, drove to his house shortly before the stabbing occurred to drop off Christmas presents. While at the house, Taylor allegedly propositioned the female numerous times to engage in sex with him and she continuously refused, according to a statement released by State Police.

In the statement Fournier said the two then left the house in order to take her back to her residence when she noticed Taylor wasn’t driving in the correct direction.  When Taylor parked the vehicle in a secluded area on Blueberry Farm Road west of Selbyville, the victim exited the vehicle and began walking away.  It was at this point that Taylor allegedly approached the woman and grabbed her by the shirt. Fournier said that in an attempt to get away from Taylor the woman grab him and struck him in the face.

At this point, Taylor allegedly removed a knife and began stabbing her in her upper torso, said Fournier.  The victim was able to flee from Taylor to an occupied truck that witnessed the incident and called 9-1-1.  Upon Taylor seeing the truck, he then fled the scene in the tan Suzuki SUV and was captured a short time later, said Fournier.

The 36-year-old female victim was transported by EMS to Beebe Healthcare where she was treated and admitted in stable condition.

Temourise Taylor was transported to Troop 4 in Georgetown where he was charged with Attempted Murder 1st, Attempted Rape 1st, and Possession of a Deadly Weapon During the Commission of a Felony.  He was arraigned at JP3 and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $250,000.00 cash bond.


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