Armed North Carolina man accused of casing Orangeburg neighborhood

unnamedMurad Thomas Taylor of Garner, North Carolina found himself in trouble up north this past week, as he was arrested on December 3 in Orangetown on charges of attempted burglary in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

A resident of Highview Ave. in Orangeburg said he saw a man in his backyard and upon calling out to him saw the man run eastbound on Highview. Police responded to the scene and began looking for the suspect. Police said they then found a .40 caliber handgun he had discarded while running.

Ultimately they located Taylor in an undeveloped property adjacent to Greenbush Road and the CSX Railroad Yards. Taylor is in county jail on $100,000 bail.