Hearing for higher bond in Ballwin police shooting delayed

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CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)- A hearing to potentially increase the bond for the man accused of shooting Ballwin police officer Mike Flamion has been postponed.  Antonio Taylor, 31, is charged with assault on a police officer, armed criminal action and being a felon in possession of a firearm. He is jailed at the justice center in Clayton.

Taylor was slated to have a court hearing about his bond Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. But now that has been postponed until at least this coming Monday, August 1st.

Prosecutors want Taylor`s current bond of $500,000 cash only increased to$1 million cash only because of the severity of officer Flamion`s injuries. Wednesday's hearing was postponed because the public defender`s office just received the case and officials there need more time to meet with Taylor to prepare.

Officer Flamion is paralyzed from the neck down after the shooting on July 8th during a traffic stop on New Ballwin Road. He pulled Taylor over for speeding.

Investigators say during the stop, Taylor shot officer Flamion in the neck severing his spine. There has been an outpouring of support for Flamion and the entire Ballwin police department since the shooting. Today Ballwin police are saying thank you with an open house.

The event will take place from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Ballwin police department just off Manchester Road in Ballwin. Ballwin police are going to thank people for their support. There will also be tours of the department as well as the police vehicles there.

As far as court case, the Monday morning hearing may also be fluid depending on what happens with the public defender between now and then.


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