Crime & Courts

Charges: Anchorage man stabbed grandparents with knife

George Albert Taylor Jr., a 30-year-old Anchorage man, faces four felony assault charges after he allegedly stabbed both of his grandparents with a steak knife Saturday night, court documents say.

Taylor admitted to the stabbing, police say, which happened at an apartment in the 500 block of North Bragaw Street late Saturday.

Police arrived at the residence around midnight. Two witnesses said they heard screaming coming from the apartment, and then saw Taylor trying to attack his grandparents. The two witnesses held him down until police arrived.

Afterward, at a hospital, Taylor's grandfather said that Taylor had stabbed him in the back with a 5-inch steak knife. The victim "felt the knife hit bone which bent the blade," charging documents say. He had a bleeding wound in his back between 1 and 2 inches long.

Then Taylor stabbed his grandmother in the hand, his grandfather said. She had stab wounds to her left ring finger and the back of her hand.

Taylor has seven prior assault convictions, charging documents say. He also previously has been charged with domestic violence against both grandparents. His grandfather applied for protective orders against Taylor in 2011 and 2015, online records show.

Taylor's next hearing is Feb. 13, according to online records.

Laurel Andrews

Laurel Andrews was a reporter for the Anchorage Daily News, Alaska Dispatch News and Alaska Dispatch. She left the ADN in October 2018.