Orlando man is facing double the trouble after he was connected to a second Central Florida robbery while attending a pre-trial conference on the first charge, according to police and court records.
Lige William Taylor, 33, was served with an arrest warrant Tuesday on charges of robbery with a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon in the Jan. 15 holdup at an Advance Auto Parts store in Clermont, police said Wednesday.
According to police, Taylor pointed a silver revolver at one of the clerks and demanded money. He got away with $400 in cash and about $45 worth of merchandise.
He was in court dealing with earlier charges including robbery with a firearm and aggravated assault with a firearm on the same day at ABC Fine Wine & Spirits in Ocoee, police said. Police said the State Road 50 businesses, which are about 14 miles apart, were robbed within a 30-minute span.
“We’re glad he’s behind bars,” Clermont police Sgt. Shane Strickland said. “I’m sure he is being looked at by other jurisdictions after being connected to these two robberies.”
Taylor had bonded out of the Orange County Jail in February, court records show.
Taylor was sentenced to 10 years in prision for armed robbery back in 2000, police said. He is being held in the Orange County Jail.