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Lowell Thomas Taylor

HAMLIN — A Hamlin man faces multiple charges after an incident that resulted in over $2,500 worth of damage to property owned by the Town of Hamlin, according to police.

Lowell Thomas Taylor, 40, was charged with destruction of property and child neglect resulting in risk of injury according to a criminal complaint prepared by Town of Hamlin Patrolman J. Hunt.

According to the report, the officer received a complaint around 3 a.m. March 24 about the accused operating a side by side within town limits.

The report states multiple witnesses advised the officer the accused had driven the side- by-side onto property owned by the Town of Hamlin and done “extensive damage.” In the report, the officer estimates the damages to be greater than $2,500.

According to the complaint, the officer also received reports that the accused had his young daughter on the side by side with him, and that the accused may have wrecked the vehicle at some point during the incident.

The officer also notes in the report there was “reason to believe” the accused had been treated by emergency medical services and that the daughter “wasn’t seen by any medical professional.”

Taylor was briefly held at Western Regional Jail, but had been released as of press time. No bond information was available.

Reporter Nancy Peyton can be reached at or 304-824-5101.

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