SELBYVILLE, Del. (WTXF) - A Delaware man is charged with stabbing a woman who’d just dropped off Christmas presents at his home.
Delaware State Police say troopers were called to a secluded area west of Selbyville, where a woman had been stabbed, Monday afternoon.
She said she was an acquaintance of Temourise O. Taylor and had driven to his Selbyville house to drop off Christmas presents.
Then, according to police, “While at the house, Taylor propositioned the female numerous times to engage in sex with him and she continuously refused. The two then left the house in order to take her back to her residence when she noticed Taylor wasn't driving in the correct direction.”
They say eventually, Taylor parked on Blueberry Farm Road, and the victim got out and began walking away.
That’s when police say Taylor approached her “and grabbed her by the shirt, causing her to grab him and strike him in the face in order to get away. At this point, Taylor removed a knife and began stabbing in her upper torso. The victim was able to flee from Taylor to an occupied truck that witnessed the incident and called 911.”
The victim, 36, was admitted to the hospital in stable condition.
Taylor, 30, got away in a tan Suzuki SUV but officers from several departments stopped him within 20 minutes and arrested him.
Taylor was charged with attempted first-degree murder, attempted first-degree rape, and possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony.
He is being held in lieu of $250,000 cash bond.
Police ask anyone who may have had a similar incident involving Taylor to call Troop 4 Major Crimes Unit at 302-856-5850, or Delaware Crime Stoppers at 1-800-TIP-3333 (847-3333).