Clay County man arrested after barricading himself inside his vehicle, Sheriff’s Office says

On Wednesday, Jan. 18, The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested 37-year-old Nathan Taylor after he created a barricade situation.


Deputies arrived at the home of Taylor on Guava Court in Middleburg after a 911 call was placed from the man’s family. They heard a gunshot outside of the house after Taylor left because of a family disturbance.

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When CCSO arrived they encountered Taylor as we was exiting a parked car in front of the home. After seeing deputies he quickly re-entered the car where he barricaded himself.

Believing there was a gun inside the vehicle, CCSO communicated with Taylor through cell phone and a public address system.

Taylor began making statements that he was going to harm himself. That’s when deputies with the fugitive task force deployed a ICOR robot to re-establish communications. As SWAT set up a perimeter around the property, several homes nearby were evacuated.

At around 8 a.m., Taylor got out of the car and approached deputies while refusing commands to stop. K9 Ory was deployed, taking down Taylor for the arrest.

A firearm was recovered nearby and the investigation is on-going.

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Taylor was transported to a local hospital where he received treatment for dog bite wounds. He is now in the Clay County jail.

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