Friday June 24th, 2022 6:38PM

Bond denied for suspect in auto dealership murder case

By B.J. Williams Assistant News Director
GAINESVILLE - The man accused of murder in the Friday shooting death of a Gainesville auto dealership employee will remain behind bars.

Mark Antonio Taylor II, 21, of Gainesville made a first court appearance in Hall County Magistrate Court at 11:00 a.m. Monday, according to a court spokeswoman, and he was ordered held without bond.

Taylor faces a number of charges, including murder, in connection with the death of Charles Weaver, 42, who worked in the parts department at Carriage Mitsubishi on Brown's Bridge Road.

Weaver's body was found just before 8:00 a.m. Friday by another employee of the dealership.

Taylor remained on the run until Sunday morning, when he was traced to an apartment complex on Constitution Avenue in southeast Atlanta. He was arrested by Atlanta SWAT officers.

Gainesville Police Cpl. Kevin Holbrook said at the time of Taylor's arrest that it does not appear that the suspect knew his victim, although a specific motive has not been released in the case.

Taylor will appear in court again on January 25 for a committal hearing, according to court officers.

© Copyright 2022
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 8 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 8 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 8 years ago )
Local/State News
Investigators comb for clues in Friday night plane crash
Federal investigators remained on the scene Sunday following a single-engine plane crash Friday night near the Gainesville airport that killed three people.
By AccessWDUN staff
11:10AM ( 1 hour ago )
Flowery Branch man to be sentenced for dealing drugs from prison
A Flowery Branch man pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Athens to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine from his prison cell.
By AccessWDUN staff
10:13AM ( 2 hours ago )
Voting bills flood Georgia legislature as GOP seeks limits
Republicans in Georgia’s state legislature have introduced a flood of bills aimed at rolling back voting access after record turnout led to recent Democratic wins in the state
8:30AM ( 4 hours ago )
Humane Society of Northeast Georgia hiring medical positions
Leadership with the Humane Society of Northeast Georgia is looking to fill the positions of Medical Director and Associate Veterinarian.
6:00AM ( 6 hours ago )
The Latest: U.S. FDA approves J&J single-shot vaccine
The U.S. now has a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19
6:42PM ( 18 hours ago )