Former Merrillville councilman indicted on forgery charge
Post-Tribune staff report February 22, 2014 12:04AM
Terrell Taylor, candidate Merrillville Town Council Ward 1. Photo provided
Updated: March 23, 2014 6:23AM
Building contractor and former Merrillville Town Councilman Terrell Taylor has been indicted by a Lake County grand jury on one count of forgery, a Class C felony.
The indictment stems from an Indiana State Police investigation started in May into Taylor’s company, Taylor Development Corp., according to a state police news release. Taylor, 49, of the 2500 block of West 58th Place, is president and CEO of the company. Detective Chris Campione led the investigation.
Taylor turned himself into Lake County Jail on Friday and posted bail before he was released.
The alleged forgery involved a final certificate of occupancy. The indictment states the forgery occurred between Jan. 31 and Feb. 5 in 2013.
Taylor served one term as Ward 1 town councilman. He was narrowly defeated in the May 2007 primary by Andy Sylwestrowicz, who lost the seat to Taylor four years earlier.