Man found on rooftop in Warren ends up in jail

WARREN – A Niles man accused of threatening to kill his girlfriend and her 2-year-old son over $20 on Sunday was being held at the Trumbull County Jail without bond after his initial court appearance on Monday.

Eric N. Taylor, 26, 520 Ward St., was arrested by police Sunday after he was found hiding on the roof at the residence of Hilliary Boltres, 25, of Logan Avenue S.E.

Taylor is charged with assault, aggravated menacing, criminal damaging, endangering and criminal mischief. He is scheduled to appear for a pre-trial at 10:15 a.m. Oct. 8 in Warren Municipal Court.

Police said they were called to McDonald’s on South Street S.E. to talk to Boltres about an incident with Taylor, whom she identified to officers as her ex-boyfriend, according to a Warren police report.

Boltres told police that she rushed out of the house to get away from Taylor, who had ransacked the house, broken the windshield of the van Boltres was driving and threatened to kill her and her 2-year-old son if she didn’t give him $20, the report states.

Police followed Boltres to her residence, announcing themselves several times with no response from Taylor, the report states.

Police reported that Taylor was later found hiding on the roof of the residence.

The police report indicates Boltres’ windshield was broken in two places, that a TV was broken and a wooden handrail in the stairway of the home was ripped off.

Police reports do not indicate that anyone was injured.

Online court records show that Taylor has had several brushes with the law the past several years. He was charged with burglary in July and intimidation of a victim/witness in August. Those charges were bound over to a Trumbull County grand jury.

In 2012, Taylor was charged with felonious assault, but that case was dismissed when the alleged victim failed to appear in court.