Crime

Man ran over two young women after an argument with their friend, Gulfport police say

Dimitri Dante Taylor
Dimitri Dante Taylor

A 22-year-old man is accused of running over two young women because he had an argument with one of their friends, a police spokesman said.

Police obtained arrest warrants for Dimitri Dante Taylor of Gulfport after the two women told officers he intentionally drove into them, Gulfport police Sgt. Joshua Bromen said.

Police were called to an accident involving pedestrians about 3:04 Sunday in the parking lot of Arlington Square apartments, Bromen said. The apartment complex is on Pass Road, just west of 33rd Avenue.

The women were taken to a hospital, and their injuries were not life-threatening, Bromen said.

Police arrested Taylor on Tuesday in the 11000 block of Caroline Court.

He faces two counts of aggravated assault.

Justice Court Judge Melvin Ray set bonds at a total of $300,000, but Taylor is not eligible to post bail.

He was out of jail on a $100,000 bond on a sexual battery charge filed by the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department. He was arrested on that charge July 14 after a woman reported she had gone to his home Dec. 24 and he wouldn’t let her leave. She said Taylor forced himself on her sexually, Sheriff’s Lt. Coley Judy said.

His bond on the sexual battery charge has been revoked.

If Taylor is not indicted on that charge, he would be eligible to post bail on the assault charges.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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