On Thursday, he was part of a group of probationers who were assigned to a high-supervision probation program being tested in Essex County.
His defense attorney, Kelly Richenburg, urged the judge to release her client, saying he had recently returned to his former job — and had allegedly resumed contact with the girlfriend at the young woman’s request.
Richenburg said the girlfriend had been inviting Taylor over when her mother was not home, but that on Thursday night the two had an argument and she asked him to leave.
The lawyer said Taylor thought it was not a violation of the mother’s harassment restraining order if she wasn’t home.
“I’ve already told him no woman is worth his freedom,” Richenburg told Nestor.
But the judge was unpersuaded, granting both the prosecutor’s request for $5,000 bail and a probation officer’s request to hold Taylor in custody pending a probation violation hearing.
Taylor is due back in court on June 4.
Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at email@example.com or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.