BY JENNIFER CABRERA
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.
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