Man accused of blinding Rock Hill neighbor arrested

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comApril 24, 2014 

Warren Noy Taylor

— The man accused of pummeling his Rock Hill neighbor and blinding him in one eye because he would not get him a beer is in jail, charged with assault, according to York County Detention Center records.

Warren Noy Taylor, 43, has been charged with first-degree assault and battery. On Thursday morning, he was being held at the Moss Justice Center on $3,000 bond.

Deputies last week were sent to a Mandarin Drive home, near Turkey Farm Road, after a man, 51, reported that he was assaulted by his neighbor, according to a York County Sheriff's report. The victim told deputies that he and Taylor had been at a bar drinking. They left and went to the victim's home, where Taylor asked for beer.

The victim refused, the report states. Taylor allegedly began attacking him, pummeling his neighbor in the face with his fists before he left. The victim's left eye was swollen shot by the time deputies reached him, and he suffered from several cuts on his face.

The victim was sent to Piedmont Medical Center, where medical staff told authorities the victim was now blind in his left eye and the damage was possibly irreversible.

Deputies issued warrants for Taylor and arrested him this week.

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