A scooter repairman profiled in an I-Team investigation is behind bars. Scott Taggart is a registered sex offender who was running an unlicensed mobile repair business.
With the explosive growth of scooter use in Las Vegas comes the need for more maintenance and repair people.
When they offer to come to your home to make a repair, you might want to know their criminal history.
In August, the I-Team reported about Taggart, who flooded Craigslist with ads for his mobile scooter repair business.
The I-Team could never find a business license for Taggart’s company, but did find him on the state’s sex offender registry as a Tier II offender.
He declined an on-camera interview in August.
Now, the I-Team has learned he was jailed in late October for domestic battery, strangulation and attempted murder.
He also has a misdemeanor domestic violence charge pending in Henderson.
Though he’s not accused of beating up customers, he has been arrested in the past for battery with use of a deadly weapon in connection with a dispute over a scooter.
He pleaded guilty to coercion in that case.
His case serves as a warning to consumers; check the credentials and references of any person coming to your home to do any kind repair work.
Most business licenses can be checked online using city and county websites.