The subject of the search warrant that resulted in the death of Breonna Taylor in 2020 now appears to be on the run from the law after he was recently arrested again on drug-related charges.
Jamarcus Glover, 33, was arrested over the weekend after police suspected he may have been responsible for the death of a 13-year-old girl who died of a fentanyl overdose back in April. Glover and the girl had lived at the same apartment in St. Matthews, Kentucky, on the east side of Louisville.
Investigators then learned that Glover also had a secondary residence in another area of Louisville, about 10 miles away. When cops arrived at that residence on Saturday, they found Glover, two other adults, and three teenagers, as well as “a quantity of narcotics,” “several firearms,” and various paraphernalia associated with drug trafficking, the Louisville Courier Journal reported.
All six individuals were arrested, including the minors. Glover was charged with engaging in organized crime, unlawful transaction with a minor, and being a convicted felon in possession of a handgun. He was not charged in connection with the girl’s death.
Glover was taken to Metro Corrections but was released later that same day after he posted a $20,000 full cash bond. He was then supposed to show up in court again on Wednesday but did not appear.
As a result, he now has a bench warrant out for failing to appear in addition to the drug-trafficking charges. He already had another warrant for his arrest for allegedly violating bond in connection with a heroin case in 2019. For that warrant, he must now pay a full cash $100,000 bond that cannot be posted prior to arraignment, according to WDRB.
Glover was also the main target of the search warrant that resulted in the death of his ex-girlfriend Breonna Taylor in March 2020. During that investigation into Glover, then-Louisville Metro Police Detective Joshua Jaynes wrote in a report that Glover was still receiving packages at Taylor’s apartment.
When cops showed up at Taylor’s apartment on March 13, 2020, her then-boyfriend Kenneth Walker reportedly didn’t hear police announce themselves, assumed they were intruders, and fired a shot that wounded one of the officers. Officers then returned fire, and Taylor was fatally struck by police gunfire.
No illegal substances were ever recovered from Taylor’s apartment, and Glover was later arrested at another location. The following year, Glover pled guilty to a series of drug-related offenses and was sentenced to five years of probation, as well as a possible eight-year prison sentence if he violated the conditions of his probation.
Officer Jaynes was also arrested in connection to the raid on Taylor’s apartment, having been accused of lying to get a search warrant. His attorney, Thomas Clay, cannot believe that Glover, a career criminal, was even out on the streets, let alone allowed to post bond for the latest allegations.
“It’s just incomprehensible to me that this man has been able to do what he’s done over the years without any serious consequences,” Clay said. “He posted a $20,000 dollar cash bond to get out of jail. I wonder where the money came from. Who posted the bond? Who signed as surety?”
Police indicated that they intend to speak to three people who posted Glover’s bond to try to discover Glover’s current whereabouts.
Though Clay said he was not surprised by Glover’s latest arrest, he admitted that even he was surprised that teenagers may have been involved in this case. “I didn’t know he was using youth to transport his fentanyl and heroin, which adds a different dimension to his drug trafficking career,” Clay said.
Clay is unsure whether Glover’s arrest or failure to appear in court will impact the federal cases against Jaynes or any of the three other former and/or current LMPD officials who were arrested in connection with Taylor’s death. “That’s a question that should be put to the Department of Justice. What are they going to do about it, if anything?” he said.