32 year-old Ceylon Elgin-Taylor is back in the Missoula County Jail after being arrested for strangling and beating the mother of his child.

According to court documents, police were called to his home on June 24, where the victim said Elgin-Taylor had strangled and beat her on that date, as well as on June 16.

Elgin-Taylor has a significant criminal history. In September 2015, he was in justice court after allegedly beating, strangling and pushing his girlfriend down the stairs while she was holding his child. At that court appearance, he was held on $75,000 bond.

Chief Deputy Missoula County Attorney Jason Marks said Elgin-Taylor was then convicted of aggravated assault after the 2015 strangulation case, and was out on parole at the time of the current incident. If it is proved that he violated his parole, Marks said the result could be significant jail time.

“At the discretion of the Board of Pardons and Parole, he may have to serve the remainder of the active part of his last sentence. We are also filing to revoke the suspended portion of that sentence, and he will also have the new charges to deal with, so he’ll have his plate full.”

Marks would not speculate on the full amount of jail time possible for Elgin-Taylor, but said for the present offense, he could face up to 15 years in prison.

Elgin-Taylor played basketball for the Montana Grizzlies from 2007 to 2011.

His justice court appearance has been pushed back for the second time until Wednesday.



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