- Associated Press - Monday, August 1, 2016

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri judge has doubled to $1 million the bond for a man accused of shooting a police officer in the neck during a traffic stop, leaving him paralyzed.

St. Louis County Circuit Judge Joseph Dueker raised the cash-only bond Monday after prosecutors pressed for it to be higher against 31-year-old Antonio Taylor.

Taylor is charged with first-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, armed criminal action and unlawful possession of a weapon in last month’s wounding of Ballwin officer Michael Flamion.

A prosecutor pressed last week in a court filing that Taylor’s minimal ties to the area might make him a flight risk, and that the severity of Flamion’s injuries warrant the higher bond.

Taylor’s public defenders countered that the initial bond already was out of his financial reach.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide