By Ray King
A $75,000 bond was set Wednesday for a teenager accused of being involved in a shooting incident in White Hall on Sept. 3.
Jefferson County District Judge Kim Bridgforth set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Taishaim West, 16, with three counts of the terroristic act, three counts of aggravated assault, and being a minor in possession of a handgun.
Reading from an affidavit from White Hall Police Investigator Clayton Cantrell, Deputy Prosecutor Beth Carson said at 11 p.m. on Sept. 3, officers were sent to the Big Red Travel Plaza on Sheridan Road in response to a report of shots being fired by multiple individuals.
Upon arrival, they found a female later identified as India Rogers sitting on the ground beside a white Nissan automobile. The video showed the car driving onto the parking lot and two black males, one wearing a grey hoodie getting out of the car and walking into the business. The individual wearing the grey hoodie was identified as West.
Cantrell reported that officers searched Rogers’ phone and obtained contact information for West, who was taken into custody without incident. Because he is a juvenile, his mother was contacted and she was present when he was questioned.
The Public Defenders Office was appointed to represent West and he was told to come back to court on Oct. 21.