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Atlantic Beach police chief charged following investigation into domestic violence

Timothy Taylor (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center) Timothy Taylor (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – The chief of police for Atlantic Beach was arrested Thursday following allegations of domestic violence.

According to information from the Conway Police Department, officers began an investigation Sept. 5 following an incident at a home on S.C. 905 within the city limits that happened a few days earlier.

An investigation led to warrants being obtained for Timothy Taylor, 31, that charged him with first-degree domestic violence and unlawful conduct toward a child.

According to an incident report from the Conway Police Department, Taylor went to pick up his children from their mother on Friday, Sept. 1. The report states when the children's mother told Taylor he could not pick up his children, he became irate.

Taylor reportedly told her, "he couldn't live like this anymore" before pulling a gun out and pointing it at his head. 

The woman then ran to the bedroom with the children until she felt it was safe to come out, the incident report states. 

Taylor turned himself in on Thursday, according to CPD officials.

The town of Atlantic Beach issued a statement regarding the status of Chief Timothy Taylor:

The town of Atlantic Beach, South Carolina is investigating the situation regarding Chief Timothy Taylor. Since this is a personal matter, the town will adhere to the applicable personnel laws of the State of South Carolina. Once the investigation is complete a determination will be made regarding his employment status. Chief Taylor has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the investigation. 

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