Port Wentworth Police have been searching for Zachary Taylor all week long.
They call him violent, and are worried he’s out there loose. Not just for his victim, but for the entire community.
“Zachary decided on Monday to kidnap someone he was a familiar with and hold them captive at his home,” explains Port Wentworth Police Sgt Kenny McDonald. “Placing duct tape on them and committing several different types of assaults on this person.”
That person was eventually able to escape and went to police for help. At the same time Zachary Taylor went on the run.
“He does like to fight with officers which is another concerning factor for us,” said McDonald. “The fact that he has a firearm during the commission of this crime that he stole from his own mother is another concerning factor. We just don’t know what his intentions are at this point.”
Port Wentworth Police say they don’t know where Zachary Taylor may be.
He has ties to Highway 17 in Garden City, parts of Savannah, Rincon and the rest of the Lowcountry. He may have been getting help from friends or family who don’t believe the charges.
“He has a lot of family violence charges,” said the Sergeant. “He has aggravated assault, battery, he has kidnapping false imprisonment, possession of a firearm during commission of a crime.”
“Every charge that i’ve got on Mr Taylor I have a piece of evidence that ties him to that crime. This isn’t just a hearsay case.”
“They are risking themselves they are risking their families, their futures by trying to help him hide out.”
Police are hoping Taylor will stop hiding soon and give up before it gets worse.
“Turn yourself in, don’t turn this into something it doesn’t have to be,” explains Sgt McDonald.
If you can help find Zachary Taylor, call Port Wentworth Police or give an anonymous tip to Crimestoppers at (912) 234-2020.
You can send an anonymous tip through the Savannah Crimestoppers website: http://savannahcrimestoppers.org/savannah
Just click on the Report Anonymously link.
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