Man on community control from previous gun charge arrested for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit


Donneirius Quavarious Taylor, 20, was arrested late last night for carrying a concealed weapon without a permit and resisting arrest without violence. He was sentenced to 12 months community control in January of 2022 as a youthful offender after pleading nolo contendere to charges of burglary, petit theft, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and carrying a concealed firearm without a permit.

Community control prohibits offenders from leaving their homes except for approved purposes; according to the arrest report, Taylor was walking through the southwest downtown parking lot at 11:46 p.m. Sunday night with his hands inside his hoodie pocket. The Gainesville Police Department officer reported that when Taylor saw her, he immediately began walking away from her and “began dancing in an attempt to avoid suspicion.” She wrote that when he began dancing, she was able to see the outline of a handgun in his pocket.

Officers told Taylor to take his hands out of his pocket, and he allegedly ran, with officers chasing on foot. He slipped, and they were able to detain him. A handgun was allegedly retrieved from his hoodie pocket.

Taylor pleaded nolo contendere to charges of burglary, petit theft, and carrying a concealed firearm on January 5, 2022. The maximum sentence for the charges was 11 years in prison and/or a fine of $11,000. He was sentenced to 12 months community control as a youthful offender, followed by 30 months of probation and 40 hours of community service. Adjudication was withheld on the felony burglary and firearm charges, while he was adjudicated guilty on the misdemeanor petit theft charge.

On January 2, 2022, Taylor also pleaded nolo contendere to two counts of burglary and one count of possession of marijuana with intent to sell in three more cases. The sentence on those charges was the same as the sentence described above, and adjudication was withheld on all of them. Three felony burglary charges and a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge were dropped.

Taylor’s early January plea deals disposed of 10 charges, eight felonies and two misdemeanors. He was adjudicated guilty on a single misdemeanor, with adjudication withheld on five felonies; three felonies and one misdemeanor charge were dropped.

Taylor is being held on $15,000 bail.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • The SAO wants felons carrying guns? Why is this
    Guy carrying a gun?? This guy has no respect for
    The law and when will he learn?? Give him a haircut
    And 10,20,life.

    • He didn’t get even a slap on the wrist last time, so why *shouldn’t* he just keep doing what he’s been doing? These guys are laughing at the SAO.

    • He looks very strong…he should be on a work crew
      Cleaning up the city while he’s in lock-up…who knows,
      He may become a tax paying citizen afterwards and open his
      Own lawn service after the experience.

      • They need to make work crews for the people who
        Get Grace marketplace benefits too… There used to be a
        Bumper sticker that read: “ass or grass, no one rides
        For free”…if you take the public benefit or $, you should have to give back with public service. We want homeless and felons to become productive
        Members of society, right? Good things happen to good people.

        • The homeless problem is getting bad on 13th Street. Shopping cart & mattress south of the
          DNA bridge…bunch of crap near 23rd Ave. Why
          Doesn’t the interim city manager address this?
          Don’t tell me Mayor Poe doesn’t see this…he’s
          Seeing cars parked illegally in front of the police station?

          • A friend told me between the bums and no parking, he avoids downtown. Mayor Poe doesn’t see this. How come the bums are setting up & keeping their valuables on the sidewalk, isn’t that what Grace Mkt is for? To get the homeless help and off the streets??

        • It was gas,grass or ass,no free rides. Lol. Its amazing how many felonies were dropped for him and most others in Gainesville lately committing serious crimes and usually getting ROR too is why we don’t venture into Gainesville anymore.

  • Three strikes, your out! Community control? This
    Bozo needs to do hard time in prison. He just
    Won’t learn that crime doesn’t pay. Don’t do the
    Crime if you can’t do the time. 10,20, life. If you’re
    A felon and get caught with a gun, you’re done!
    It should be on the city buses instead of lawyer ads.

  • Lock his ass up for a few years. Do the citizens and law enforcement a favor. I’m pretty sure I’ve seen him trying to get in my car. Next time he could pull the gun on the officer and start shooting. People carry guns because they intend to use them.

    • lol you sound the most illiterate PEABODY. I just know you’re a fat boy that has no friends and sit in front of your computer all day eating chicken out a can 😩.

  • it’s so funny because NONE of y’all BUM ass know anything about him, be so quick to judge somebody meanwhile y’all living in broke down trailers with mold and drinking beer for a living. GET A LIFE!! y’all sit around and wait for post like this just to comment. I never seen so many MISERABLE, OLD ass people in my life ! SIDE NOTE: wicks is a hairstyle that is originated from South Africa illiterate dummies 😞y’all CLEARLY don’t know ANYTHING though.

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