Vidor man pleads guilty to firearm violations

Vidor man pleads guilty to firearm violations

Photo Courtesy of Orange County Sheriff’s Department
Taylor Cozart of Vidor pleaded guilty to federal charges of being a felon in possession a firearm in Federal Court in Beaumont. Mr. Cozart was arrested in July of last year following his motorcycle accident.

A 30-year-old Vidor, Texas man has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown on Monday of this week.

According to Walston Davilyn, Public Information Officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Texas, Taylor Graham Cozart pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm on Monday, February 10, 2020, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith F. Giblin.  

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. While clearing the accident scene, 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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