JOPPA, Md. (WMAR) - A man convicted of murder is in trouble with the law again after he allegedly swung a machete at a group of adults and children and trying to kill him.
According to charging documents, deputies from the Harford County Sheriff's Office responded to a home in the 600 block of Dembytown Road in Joppa on June 12.
Deputies discovered that Douglas W. Taylor had arrived home from work and became very upset when he was informed that the family had obtained a peace order against his son's girlfriend. Taylor then became very angry and grabbed a machete.
According to one of the victims, Taylor pointed the weapon at him and said that he was going to go back to jail because he was going to kill everyone.
When Taylor's step-daughter told him to calm down, he then turned the weapon on her and threatened her. Taylor also swung the machete around hitting objects inside the house.
Taylor finally put the machete down and left the home shortly before deputies arrived only to return a short time later.
Taylor was charged with 6 counts of first and second degree assault and 2 counts of scond degree child abuse.
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