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More charges against man accused of attacking meteorologist

By Preston Ayres, payres@wcyb.com
Published On: Sep 24 2012 04:59:29 PM CDT
Updated On: Sep 24 2012 08:05:41 PM CDT
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JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. -

The man accused of shooting a local meteorologist now faces more charges.

Gerald Taylor is now facing perjury charges.

Prosecutors say Taylor lied to the court about his finances when he requested the public defender. The court initially appointed an attorney to represent him, but Taylor has since hired his own lawyer.

Police say Taylor broke into the home he once shared with WJHL meteorologist Rob Williams and assaulted him with a crossbow, then tried to shoot him with a pistol earlier this year.