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New Church woman pleads guilty to possession of cocaine, waives extradition to Maryland for attempted murder


By Linda Cicoira

A New Church woman, wanted in Maryland on attempted murder, arson and related charges, pleaded guilty Thursday in Accomack Circuit Court to possession of cocaine.

Wendy Dawn Taylor, 46, of Tyler Court, received a two-year suspended sentence for the June 6, 2021 drug offense. Taylor said she wanted to get that charge behind her so she could drop the extradition to Maryland to face further charges.

Taylor was on bail when she was arrested in December in Accomack County for incidents involving a Pocomoke City resident. The Maryland man called authorities after he was assaulted, shot and his home was set on fire.

When the man arrived home on Dec. 3, a blue Ford sedan with Virginia plates was parked in his driveway. He said a woman approached him asking for gasoline. As he was going to his garage to get some fuel, he saw a man coming out of his house with a television. Words were exchanged and the victim reported being assaulted and briefly losing consciousness. When he returned, he managed to escape. One of the suspects fired three shots. Then the man went inside to call the police and found his house was on fire. He was able to put out the flames before help arrived.

Fleig has also been charged with murder and other related offenses in the death of Maurice Lamont Fiddermon, 43, of Temperanceville, who was shot at Oak Hall on December 6, and murder and arson in the death of 62 years old. -old Edward Bruce Mears Jr., of New Church, December 4th.