New Castle News

July 10, 2013

Woman charged after shooting incident

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A South Side New Castle woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of children and recklessly endangering another person.

New Castle police charged Terri Quinn-Taylor, 42, of 1803 Hamilton St. following a shooting incident Monday at her home.

Police reported they were called to the address by a woman saying she had a protection from abuse order against Antonio Taylor, who was at her home “threatening to kill her.”

When police arrived, they located Taylor at Hamilton Street and Denver Avenue. While being handcuffed, he told officers he had gone to the house to get clothes when his wife came out and fired a handgun at him.

According to police, Quinn-Taylor told officers that Taylor had been attempting to force entry by kicking in the front door. She admitted to officers she had fired a gun, according to police, but said she had aimed in the air with the intent to scare Taylor.

An officer escorted her into the house, located the gun and noticed numerous cockroaches and other insects crawling around the room, police said, adding she had told them previously there were minor children in the home.

She was charged with eight counts of endangering the welfare of children by keeping children in a house not suitable for living conditions.

Quinn-Taylor was arraigned by District Judge Melissa A. Amodie and lodged in Lawrence County jail after being unable to post $1,000 bond.