A 21 year-old man remains in jail Tuesday after allegedly killing an employee at a Gainesville car dealership and stealing one of the company’s vehicles.
Police have charged Mr. Mark Antonio Taylor, II, with murder, armed robbery, theft by taking and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, Cpl. Holbrook said.
Investigators said Mr. Charles Weaver, 42, was the first to arrive at work Friday morning at Carriage Mitsubishi on Browns Bridge Road.
It’s unclear how long Mr. Weaver had been dead before another employee found his body in the service area in the rear of the building at 7:44 a.m. and called police. Though, police believe he was shot between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m., Cpl. Holbrook said.
But they won’t say how many times he was shot or where.
The person who shot Mr. Weaver stole a 2011 Nissan Frontier that belongs to Carriage Auto Group. On Saturday someone called police after spotting the vehicle, which has several logos that include several car brands, a phone number and dealership website, Cpl. Holbrook said.
With a search warrant and the assistance of several agencies and specialized units, officers responded to an apartment on Constitution Road and took the suspect into custody around 8 a.m. Sunday.
Mr. Taylor remains in the Hall County jail Tuesday without bond. Police decline to comment on whether they found the murder weapon.
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