Portraits of Four Scumbag Losers, One of Whom is Dead
Posted by Warm Southern Breeze on Thursday, February 19, 2015
Owens Cross Roads Homeowner Kills 1 During Home Invasion, 3 Accomplices Charged with Murder
Richard William Taylor was slain Monday as he attempted a home invasion in Owens Cross Roads, according to investigators, and his three accomplices have been charged with murder in his death.
None of the three pulled the trigger of the gun that killed Taylor, 42, but they are all being held responsible for his slaying. Those arrested are Jeremy Floyd Jones, 29; Audra Lynn Anderson Ikard, 42; and Brandi Michelle Seagroves, 26.
Ikard was Taylor’s girlfriend, said Sgt. Brian Chaffin of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.
All three are charged with murder, robbery, burglary and criminal mischief in the case. Jones is also charged with theft of property stemming from a similar incident the week before.
Chaffin said the foursome went to the home of the victim, located in the 100 block of Plainview Drive, earlier in the day on Monday asking to use her phone. She refused to let them inside.
They returned around 9:30 p.m. that night and forced their way in, Chaffin said.
The homeowner, who was alone when they broke in, pulled out a gun and started firing.
Taylor died of multiple gunshot wounds, said Madison County Coroner Bobby Berryhill.
Jones, Ikard and Seagroves fled the scene, but the women were tracked down Tuesday and questioned. Investigators then began looking for Jones, who was arrested Tuesday night with the help of the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force.
Chaffin said the additional theft charge against Jones stems from an incident last week in which he allegedly asked to use a person’s phone and, while inside the home, stole credit cards from the victim.
“If you do not know a person standing at your front door, do not let them in,” Chaffin said.
He said the suspects were acquainted with the homeowner, but the relationship was not clear.
He said while the investigation is ongoing, investigators believe the homeowner was in fear for her life when she shot Taylor.
“At this time, we don’t think any charges will be filed (against her),” Chaffin said.
Alabama law allows a person to be charged with murder if a death occurs in the course of committing, attempting to commit or fleeing the commission of any of a number of serious crimes, including arson, burglary, escape, kidnapping, rape, robbery, sodomy or “any other felony clearly dangerous to human life.”
Jones, Ikard and Seagroves are being held in the Madison County jail in lieu of $135,000 bond each. Jones has an additionl $2,500 bond for the theft charge.
Both Jones and Taylor have a history of arrests, including burglary charges. Jones in 2004 was sentenced to 10 years in prison for burglary, the sentence suspended upon his successful completion of a boot camp program, court records show.
During the burglary for which he was convicted, he was armed with a shotgun.
Jones also was convicted in 2010 on drug charges and given a 13 year sentence. That sentence was also suspended and he was given five years’ probation, which expires in March of this year.
He violated that probation this past September by failing drug tests and failing to pay his court-ordered fines. He was ordered to serve 90 days in jail and begin paying the money he owed through the Madison County District Attorney’s Office’s Restitution Recovery Unit.
Taylor was arrested in September 1991 and charged with burglary, theft and receiving stolen property. He pleaded guilty to receiving stolen property and was sentenced to two years.