December 1, 2021

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Ex-New Castle County police officer, previous football star pleads guilty in violent assault | The Most current from WDEL Information

A previous New Castle County Police officer and ex-soccer star admitted to a violent assault on his then-girlfriend.

Taylor W. Reynolds pleaded responsible to felony strangulation and misdemeanor 3rd-degree assault on Monday, July 12, 2021, in accordance to the Delaware Office of Justice.

He was indicted by a grand jury in November of 2019 adhering to an assault inside of the Newark condominium the few shared with their then 1-and-a-50 %-12 months-aged child in July of 2019.  

Court records uncovered Reynolds, who was 25 decades previous at the time, beat, strangled, and head-butted his girlfriend till she misplaced consciousness. Then, law enforcement stated they noticed “contemporary” accidents to her encounter, which includes a swollen and bruised lip, a gash earlier mentioned her appropriate eyebrow, bite marks on her ears, and bruises to her back and legs. Police also also mentioned finger marks on the victim’s neck, according to courtroom files. The sufferer was hospitalized. 

Newark Police said Reynolds went on the lam for a few times before turning himself into authorities.

WDEL was first to report that all over the identical time as the assault Reynolds had been sworn in as a New Castle County Law enforcement officer in advance of graduation, even though the recruit in the 45th Law enforcement Academy was by no means given a gun or badge. 

Reynolds, who was a star Newark Substantial College quarterback and all-American cornerback at James Madison University, went professional as a rookie free agent with the Atlanta Falcons, but never played any video games he was unveiled in 2017.

Reynolds faces any where from probation to 6 a long time behind bars at sentencing on September 24, 2021.