Sgt. Eric McCants conducted proactive patrol in the city of Midville April 15 when he noticed 26-yearold Emoni Taylor wasn’t wearing his seatbelt.
McCants stopped Taylor on Highway 56 South at Highway 17. As he approached Taylor’s vehicle, Mc- Cants noticed the smell of marijuana.
“I made contact with Mr. Taylor and before I could introduce myself, he informed me that he had a marijuana blunt inside of the cup holder,” the official incident report reads. “I asked Mr. Taylor for his license and he went to retrieve it from his center console.”
When Taylor lifted the top of the center console, McCants noticed a Glock 19 firearm and magazine loaded with 28 rounds. An inquiry through the Georgia Crime Information Center indicated Taylor had a positive warrant for robbery through the Rock Hill, South Carolina police department. The firearm was also checked through GCIC and came back with no record.
According to an incident report with the Rock Hill Police Department, Taylor is wanted in connection to an April 12 incident in which officers were flagged down by a couple who stated they had been robbed by an unknown male after he asked for assistance in lighting a cigarette. The robber pulled out a black pistol and demanded the keys to the couple’s vehicle. He then tossed the keys in the road and entered the vehicle through the rear driver’s side door and pointed the firearm at one of the victim’s head. The couple surrendered a wallet containing $2,000 in cash, a cell phone and a purse containing identification, credit cards and $3,000 in cash. The suspect exited the vehicle through the rear driver’s side door and left on foot.
McCants arrested Taylor on the outstanding warrant.