Wed, 6:15 pm: Warren man found guilty of kidnapping, robbery

WARREN A jury took one hour today to find a 21-year-old local man guilty of a seven-count indictment that spells out how he broke in on a Warren family and at gunpoint had them drive him to an ATM machine to get more money almost a year ago.

“I’m just relieved this is over. It’s been hard on myself and my son. We want to put this behind us now,” said Reiko Williamson, who along with her son Bryce Humphrey, were threatened by Taylor Ervin-Williams until they ran away from the gunman at the Hot Dog Shoppe.

“We will continue to pray for him though,” said Williamson’s daughter BreeAnn Humphrey who hugged her mother in the Courthouse hallway.

Ervin-Williams showed little emotion as Judge Ronald Rice read a lengthy verdict that includes firearm specification that could add to the prison time.

Rice set sentencing for 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Read the full story in the Thursday Tribune Chronicle.