A kidnapping suspect who was let out of jail on a $2 bond is back in court on Friday, and he’s being called a repeat offender.
In December, court records show Aubrey Taylor was arrested for choking and kidnapping a woman he was dating.
A judge granted Taylor a $1 bond for each charge, a total of $2, and he bonded out last Saturday. He was given an ankle monitor and was ordered to be on 24/7 house arrest.
Taylor did not follow those orders and within two days of bonding out, he allegedly threatened the same woman with a gun.
He now faces several charges, including the original charges of aggravated kidnapping and assault of a family member.
While the Texas Constitution guarantees all prisoners should be bailable, unless for capital offenses, this sort of situation is one that many in Houston have heard about before. A suspect accused of a violent crime is out on bond and commits another violent crime.
Judge Josh Hill is the one who granted Taylor the $2 bond. He is one of the judges who sat down with reporters last spring and answered some of our questions on bond.
“I will say, every decision I make weighs on me and whatever the outcome of my decisions is, I try to stay on top of it,” Hill said in last spring’s interview. “If I think I am going to give somebody a second chance that maybe shouldn’t have gotten that second chance, I look for patterns so that when I make decisions in the future, I can make better informed decisions.”
In this case, Taylor’s bond is denied since he violated his bond conditions. He’s due back in Hill’s courtroom Friday morning.