McConnellsburg man accused of stopping traffic in front of woman with PFA against him

14 February 2024- A McConnellsburg man is facing eight total charges following an incident where he allegedly blocked traffic and violated a PFA. Taylor Reed Souders is charged with misdemeanor terroristic threats, misdemeanor assault, misdemeanor child endangerment, citation harassment, and three traffic violations. Souders is free on an unsecured bail of $25,000.

PSP Troopers were alerted to a PFA violation occurring on January 16th. Troopers say that Souders had a PFA filed against him but still had regular custody handoffs between him and the victim. During one of those handoffs, Souders reportedly asked a question directly addressing the killing of the victim and the status of their son.

After reporting this incident to PSP McConnellsburg, Troopers say Souders began following the victim back home. Soon after, Souders allegedly overtook the victim in a no passing zone before stopping in the middle of the road. This blocked traffic in both directions.

Souders allegedly got out of his vehicle, pounded on the victim’s windows with such force she thought they would break. During the incident, Souders reportedly screamed questions at the victim and his son. The incident only ended when a vehicle approached from the other direction but was stopped by Souders’ car sitting in the middle of the roadway. Souders reportedly quickly retreated to his vehicle and took off.

Taylor Souders is free on an unsecured bail of $25,000.

Sources: Docket Number: MJ-39402-CR-0000008-2024, Incident No.: PA 2024-72560