UPDATE: Putnam Man Pleads Not Guilty in Dinner Plate Attack

By: Cathleen Moxley, Brooks Jarosz, WSAZ News Staff Email
By: Cathleen Moxley, Brooks Jarosz, WSAZ News Staff Email

UPDATE 3/22/12 @ 2:40 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A dinner plate turned into a weapon and a husband knows when he will go on trial after police say he brutally attacked his wife.

Gary Taylor was back in court for his arraignment Thursday. Taylor pleaded not guilty to charges of malicious assault, domestic battery and child abuse.

He was arrested in June after deputies say he attacked his wife with a broken dinner plate and stabbed her.

Police say their granddaughter was in her arms at the time of the attack.

Taylor will go on trial June 18.

UPDATE 6/14/11 @ 9:30 p.m.
PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Married couple Gary "Wayne" Taylor and Joyce Taylor appeared in court Tuesday in connection with an assault that happened last week involving a broken dinner plate as a weapon.

Gary Taylor is accused of grabbing a broken dinner plate and stabbing his wife.

Anger and tears filled the courtroom as Joyce Taylor testified about the incident during a preliminary hearing.

After the prosecutor rattled off previous charges against Gary Taylor, including attempted murder in Kanawha County, the judge refused to reduce his bond.

It remains at $50,000 cash only.

UPDATE 6/6/11 @ 6:30 p.m.
RED HOUSE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A fight between a married couple turned into a bloody mess, with their 4-month-old granddaughter caught in the middle.

Both the woman and the baby have been released from the hospital, but not without staples and stitches to protect their injuries.

It happened Sunday night in Red House.

Putnam County Sheriff Mark Smith says Gary "Wayne" Taylor attacked his wife, Joyce Taylor, with a dinner plate and stabbed her with the broken pieces.

According to the criminal complaint, he then started banging her head against a concrete wall -- knocking her unconscious.

When she regained consciousness, Joyce tried to escape, but Wayne caught her and started ripping her clothes.

The complaint states that the whole thing started with Wayne wanting to fix their marriage, and Joyce saying it wasn't going to happen.

During the whole thing, Joyce was holding their 4-month-old granddaughter, who Smith says should never be in a situation like that.

“When you take a 4-month-old child who has no involvement in this issue whatsoever, and then that child is injured quite severely for a 4 month old, it's a shame,” Smith said.

Wayne was also hurt, but it's still unclear how. He remains in the hospital with an injury that Smith says isn't severe. He says he's not sure why he hasn't been released, but that when he is, he will be charged.

Smith also says that alcohol was involved in the fight.

UPDATE 6/5/11 @ 11:55 p.m.
RED HOUSE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Police say a four month old baby and her grandparents were all seriously hurt after a domestic dispute in Red House.

Putnam County Sheriff's deputies say Gary and Joyce Taylor got into an altercation involving a dinner plate that landed them and their granddaughter in the hospital.

Deputies say the four-month-old girl will be released from CAMC with staples in her head. She is in stable condition.

Police say Joyce Taylor suffered serious injuries. She had to have five staples in her head and treatment for other minor injuries.

Deputies think Gary Taylor hurt both Joyce and their granddaughter using a large broken dinner plate.

Police are calling Gary Taylor a suspect. He is in intensive care, but it's still unclear how.

Police say the couple has been separated and shared time spent with their granddaughter.

The Taylor's daughter will be taking the baby after she's released from the hospital.

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RED HOUSE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is on the scene of a domestic dispute in Red House that sent three people to the hospital.

They say it happened Sunday evening on Route 1.

Deputies say it started as a domestic dispute between a man and woman. They say the man stabbed the woman, then the woman fought back and hurt the man.

They also say the couple's 4-month-old grandchild was in the house and it appears the grandfather stabbed her as well.

The man is in critical condition, the woman in serious condition and the baby in stable condition. They are all being treated at local hospitals.

Their names have not been released.

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