Contact: Officer Tim Aycock
Public Information Officer
January 3, 2019
On Thursday, January 3, 2019, at approximately 8:59 a.m., Matthews Police Officers responded to the parking lot of Starr & Dickens Orthodontics located at 1326 Matthews Township Pkwy. regarding a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim told officers that she and her child had just arrived in the parking lot and while getting out of the car, they were approached by a man who then demanded the car. There were no weapons displayed and the victim and her child was thankfully unharmed during this incident. Matthews Police immediately issued a “Be On The Look Out” message to surrounding agencies with a description of the man and stolen vehicle.
The description was:
A 2005 Gold Honda CRV driven by a;
white male in his 50’s with grey hair, wearing a grey sweater.
At approximately 9:57 a.m. on this same day, a Trooper with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol and a deputy with the Union County Sheriff’s Office stopped to check on a 2005 Gold Honda CRV that was on the shoulder of the Hwy. 74 bypass at Morgan Mill Rd. After further investigation, the car was found to be registered to the victim and the driver who was a white male with grey hair and wearing a grey sweater was identified as Mr. Stephen Scott Taylor (DOB – 10/29/1978) of Wilmington, NC. Mr. Taylor was arrested by the Highway Patrol and transported to the Union County Sheriff’s Office on the below charge:
Driving While Impaired
The Matthews Police Department is in the process of acquiring additional arrest warrants for Mr. Taylor with the charges of:
Common Law Robbery;
Theft of a Motor Vehicle
The Matthews Police Department would like to thank the North Carolina State Highway Patrol as well as the Union County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in this apprehension.