Accused killer's bond revocation unresolved
Prosecutors will discuss whether to return Taylor to jail after his
December 9, 2007
By S. Brady Calhoun News Herald Writer 747-5075
PANAMA CITY - The $350,000 bond for a Callaway man accused of killing
a police sergeant in California might be revoked after he was
arrested on drug charges last week, authorities said Saturday.
Prosecutors in Bay County and California will discuss Harold Taylor's
court dates and bond in the near future, said Joe Grammer, spokesman
for the State Attorney's Office. California prosecutors might make a
motion to revoke the bond, or the judge in the case could revoke it
on his own because of the new arrest, Grammer said. If bond is
revoked, prosecutors in both states will work together to see who
will move forward against Taylor first, Grammer said.
"It will take some conversation between the two offices," Grammer said.
California prosecutors say Taylor, 58, joined with other members of
the Black Liberation Army in an attack on an Ingleside Police Station
at about 9:40 p.m. on Aug. 29, 1971. They say the group killed Sgt.
John Victor Young, wounded a young female clerk and attempted to
detonate a bomb inside the police station. The BLA is an offshoot of
the Black Panther Party.
Taylor was arrested again Thursday during a sting performed by the
Bay County Sheriff's Office, the Springfield Police Department and
The State Attorney's office. Officers obtained a warrant and searched
a home at 3616 E. Second St., arresting three people. An undercover
officer then began selling cocaine to unsuspecting drug users.
Taylor was arrested after buying the drug from the officer, said
Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Ruth Sasser. He is charged with
purchasing cocaine from an undercover officer. Taylor was released
from the Bay County Jail on $15,000 bond late Friday.
Man with alleged connections in Calif. case arrested in Fla.
The Associated Press
PANAMA CITY, Fla.A Florida man who had been arrested in connection
with the 1971 shooting death of a San Francisco police officer and
was out on bond has been arrested for trying to buy cocaine from an
undercover police officer, authorities said.
Harold Taylor, 58, of Callaway, and eight others were arrested
Thursday in a sting operation, authorities said. He was released from
the Bay County Jail on $15,000 bond Friday and is charged with
purchase of cocaine, a jail official said.
Taylor's attorney in San Francisco did not immediately return a
telephone message left after hours Friday by The Associated Press at
Taylor was arrested in January for his alleged involvement in the
1971 killing of Sgt. John V. Young and out on $350,000 bond while
awaiting trial. Taylor is one of nine former Black Liberation Army
members accused of storming a police station on Aug. 29, 1971 with a
shotgun, killing Young as well as injuring a civilian clerk. The BLA
was a militant offshoot of the Black Panther Party.
Ruth Sasser, a spokeswoman for the Bay County Sheriff's Office,
confirmed that Taylor was the same man allegedly linked to the San