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Jamestown councilman charged with felony in bar incident


A Jamestown city councilman has stepped down from his post as chairman of the council's Public Safety Committee, following his arrest for an alleged incident at a bar this past weekend. 

Michael Taylor, a Democrat who represents the city's Third Ward, has been charged with felony criminal mischief. 

Jamestown Police responded to a call from Sneakers bar on Harrison Street around 2:30 a.m. Saturday and found that someone had broken a window.  That person was identified as Taylor and a police issued a warrant for his arrest.  Taylor had left the bar by the time police arrived. The councilman turned himself in yesterday. 

Taylor, who also works as a substitute teacher, did attend Monday night's city council meeting.  Taylor mentioned personal issues when speaking to reporters, saying he's had a "rough few weeks."  He is due in court Friday.