Brandon Taylor out on bail for firearm offense Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:00

Brandon Taylor, a 31-year-old man who beat a murder rap in March of this year and who was recently dragged to court after allegedly possessing a firearm, is back on the city streets after he was granted Supreme Court bail on August 11, 2017 before Justice Herbert Lord.

Taylor was arraigned on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, in the Belize City Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Aretha Ford for one count of kept unlicensed firearm without a gun license and one count of kept ammunition without being granted a gun license.

According to police, Taylor was seen on August 7, 2017 on Central American Boulevard with what appeared to be a gun in his hand. They claimed that upon noticing the police, Taylor ran into a nearby yard. He was searched and he was found in possession of a 9 mm pistol loaded with 17 live rounds of ammunition.

At his bail application, Taylor was represented by attorney Oscar Selgado who brought it to the court’s attention that there were witnesses who informed police that Taylor was not in the yard. Witnesses claim that police took Taylor and another male into a yard on Central American Boulevard where they then claimed to find a gun. The young man was later released and only Taylor was taken into custody and charged for the gun.

Justice Lord then offered Taylor bail in the sum of $8,000 with one surety of the same amount. Taylor was ordered to report to the Raccoon Street Police Station every Friday effective August 18, 2017. He must also attend all his court adjournments and must not interfere with any prosecution witness.