Charges continue to mount against recent releasee

Felony and misdemeanor charges continue to mount against Upper Fairfield Township state parolee Clinton “CJ” Taylor, who was just released from state prison in early October.

Taylor, 31, of 3964 Mountain Road, was charged last week for his alleged involvement in a burglary that occurred on Jan. 3 at the home of Darryl and Elizabeth Walker on Laubacher Road, also located in the township, state police said.

An estimated $26,000 worth jewelry along with five handguns, a television set, camera equipment and $1,300 in cash was stolen from the couple’s home, which is just around the corner from Taylor’s residence, police said.

Much of the stolen jewelry was sold to second-hand shops in the region, police said.

Taylor, who has been recommitted to state prison as a parole violator, was arraigned before District Judge Gary A. Whiteman on felony charges of burglary, trespassing, theft and receiving stolen property. He was placed in the Lycoming County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail.

The day after the burglary at the Walker home, Taylor was jailed on charges of allegedly stealing four guns, and in December he allegedly stole $400 from a Loyalsock Township property owned by an acquaintance who had asked Taylor “to keep an eye on the place,” state police said.