Vidor man indicted for federal firearms violation

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Taylor Graham Cozart of Vidor was arrested for illegal possession of a gun and drugs. He was indicted by a federal grand jury last week.

A thirty-year-old man from Vidor, with three prior felony drug convictions, was indicted by a federal grand jury recently.

Taylor Graham Cozart was indicted by a federal grand jury and charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas, U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown, was indicted on September 4th for federal firearms violations.

Eastern District of Texas Public Information Officer Davilyn Walston reported in a news release that according to information presented in court, on July 30, 2019, law enforcement officers responded to a motorcycle accident on Interstate Highway 10 in Orange County, Texas. The defendant was the driver of the motorcycle, which was later determined to be stolen. Cozart was transported to a nearby hospital and the accident scene was cleared, during which time officers located a backpack affixed to the motorcycle. The backpack contained a pistol, ammunition, $3,000 cash, methamphetamine, Xanax and Hydrocodone pills. Further investigation revealed Cozart was a convicted felon having three prior felony drug convictions. As a convicted felon, Cozart is prohibited from owning or possessing firearms or ammunition.



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