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Taylor released after attack
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A man who attacked his girlfriend after she threw him out of their house has been released on time-served and ordered into the batterer program.The man, Phillip Rodney Taylor, 48, was ordered by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley to serve 24 days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence, effectively releasing him on time he has already served in jail on charges of domestic assault and aggravated criminal trespassing. He was also warned not to have any contact with the victim and to complete the batterer intervention program.The victim said her ex-boyfriend became violent when she told him to get out of the house.“She told him their relationship was over and that he had to move from the residence,” the warrant the victim swore out against Taylor reads.The eviction did not sit well with Taylor, the victim told lawmen, as he assaulted her.“He jumped on top of her while on the sofa, holding her down with his hands over her mouth, cutting off her ability to breath,” the warrant claims.The victim told deputies she was able to escape his grasp but was knocked to the ground. Her phone then rang.“He would not allow her to answer the call, placing her phone in his pocket,” the warrant says, noting the assault continued as her boyfriend shoved her into cabinets in the kitchen.