Archbold, OH

Owner Takes Truck, Is Then Arrested For Violating Protection Order

Philip Taylor

Philip Taylor

Archbold police were called to Theresa Taylor’s Dog Grooming about 6 pm, Thursday, June 6, on a report of a stolen pickup truck.

Officers were told the truck was taken sometime between 5:44- 6:13 pm.

The report states as part of their investigation, officers learned the truck had been recovered by the registered owner, Philip Taylor, rural Bryan.


Philip Taylor, 54, was charged in Bryan Municipal Court with causing serious physical harm to companion animals.

He allegedly shot four dogs– three owned by Theresa Taylor, Philip Taylor’s wife and owner of the dog grooming operation, and one owned by an Archbold woman– on Saturday, June 1. The incident allegedly occurred at the Taylor home, rural Bryan.

Philip Taylor was arrested, taken to the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio, and later released on his own recognizance during an appearance in Bryan Municipal Court, Monday, June 3.

He was advised to have no contact with his wife as part of the conditions of his release.

An Archbold officer pointed out in his report a temporary protection order had not been served on Philip Taylor at the time the truck was driven away.

A protection order offers officers more enforcement options than a no-contact order.

Arrested Again

As of Monday, June 10, Taylor was back in CCNO on a charge of violating the protection order.

Bryan Municipal Court records state the court received a “fax from Archbold Police Department to make the court aware that the defendant has been contacting the victim” on Friday, June 7.

He was taken into custody the same day.

A motion to revoke Philip Taylor’s bond was filed by the Williams County prosecutor office.

“Since Defendant was released, Defendant has contacted Ms. Taylor via text message and has attempted contact via the telephone at Mrs. Taylor’s place of employment.

“The State is concerned for the safety of Ms. Taylor,” the motion said.

Bond for Philip Taylor was set at $50,000, no 10% allowed.