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UPDATE: Man accused of stabbing and carjacking woman was on probation

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UPDATE: Daniel Taylor waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday in court. His case now goes to the grand jury and he remains in jail on a $200,000 bond.

The victim, who used a walker, said her recovery from a broken hip is going well and she's "blessed."


PREVIOUS STORY: Channel 3 has learned a Chattanooga man was on federal probation when police say he stabbed and ran over a woman with her own car.

Police say the woman was carjacked around 9 p.m. February 2 at a gas station on Dodds Avenue.

She remains in the hospital with a stab wound to her head and had to have surgery after suffering a fractured hip in the incident.

Police arrested Daniel James Taylor, 48, for especially aggravated robbery.

Taylor is on federal probation after being released from prison last May. He had served time for being a "felon in possession of a firearm" several years ago in Chattanooga. The court recommended he get help for substance abuse and anger management. And as part of his probation, he could not commit a crime or be in possession of a dangerous weapon.

But police say he broke both rules February 2.

Investigators believe Taylor stabbed a woman with a nail file or a knife and then took her car as she was leaving a gas pump.

The victim told police he demanded money and then pulled her out of the car.

During the struggle, the suspect stabbed the victim in the back of the head, then ran over the lower half of the victim's body.

Police found the vehicle the next day and discovered a bag of personal medication belonging to Taylor inside the car.

Police say the victim also identified Taylor in a lineup.

The district attorney estimates the victim will be in the hospital for another 4-6 weeks with a crushed pelvis.

Taylor's next court date is set for March 30. His bond remains unchanged at $200,000.

Channel 3 also learned Taylor has a prior felony robbery conviction in Michigan.

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