No Bail for Men Accused in Wortham Murder

Taylor ran down Wortham and dragged him several feet, asst. states attorney says

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    The two men accused of killing off-duty police officer Thomas Wortham IV for his motorcycle Wednesday night were a reckless participants in a "regular night gone horribly wrong," said Assistant States Attorney Joe Cataldo.

    Toyious Taylor, 29, and Paris McGee, 20, who were charged with armed robbery and two counts of murder in the shooting death of Wortham in the 8400 block of South King Drive, were ordered held without bond Saturday.

    Catalado said the two men were the getaway drivers during the botched heist. Their friend Brian Floyd and Markem Floyd Wortham and demanded his motorcycle. Wortham exchanged gun fire with the two, hitting Floyd. Wortham was hit in the abdomen.  

    Taylor drove into the officer hitting him with the car  and dragging him several feet while McGee hung from the passenger window with a gun in his hand.

    Wortham's father, Thomas, exchanged gun fire with the to men on the lawn critically injuring one man and killing Floyd.  Taylor and McGee have been charged with Floyd's murder because he was killed during the course of a crime they committed.

    McGee, who turned himself in after the shooting, and Taylor both have criminal records.

    McGee is currently on probation for a 2009 weapons charge conviction.  Another charge, for misdemeanor gambling, is currently pending. 

    Taylor had previously been sentenced to six years in prison on drug charges and served several days in the Cook County Jail last year on a misdemeanor conviction.

    Both received no bond and will be back in court on May 24th for their arraignment.