Man faces robbery charge


Tribune Chronicle

WARREN – A man who was extradited from Detroit on an aggravated robbery charge was given a $25,000 bond at his arraignment Monday.

Taemarr Walker, 23, pleaded not guilty to aggravated robbery as he was arraigned via video hookup from the Trumbull County Jail.

His attorney, Lynn Maro, asked Municipal Court Judge Thomas Gysegem for a $25,000 bond. She said her client is a Warren native, his family is still here, and he has a history of appearing in court on time.

Maro said her client was in Detroit when he found out he had a warrant here, asked for clarification from the Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office but did not receive any. Also, she said he did not flee and waived extradition to Warren. Walker has a Kenwood Drive S.W. address in Warren.

Gysegem said Walker is no stranger to the court.

”He’s been down here several times on felony charges,” Gysegem said.

Maro said most of the felony cases he has been involved in have been lower level felonies or cases that a grand jury chose not to pursue.

According to police reports, Walker approached Miguel S. Sanchez, 25, of Berkshire Drive, about 11 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Pit Stop gas station on Youngstown Road S.E. in Warren, pointed a gun at him and stole $600 from Sanchez.

On Oct. 25, Niles police said Walker robbed Sanchez again at gunpoint, this time at the BP car wash on Youngstown Warren Road S.E. Police said Walker stole Sanchez’s car, which was later found burned and abandoned in Warren.

As part of his bond, Walker was ordered to stay away from Sanchez.

In 2009, Walker was shot by three men who ambushed him, according to reports. Three months later, he was in a shootout with 26-year-old Ahamze King in which King was shot and killed and Walker was wounded in the stomach.

Walker originally was charged with felonious assault in that case, but he later was indicted for carrying a concealed weapon receiving stolen property and having weapons under disability.

He was eventually sentenced to serve one year in prison.

Records at the Trumbull County Jail show he has faced several criminal charges since 2007.

The Detroit-Warren connection to crime has come scrutiny since a shootout on Elm Court Nov. 11 that killed 32-year-old Marco Dukes Sr. and wounded another man.

Two Detroit residents have been charged in that crime.

Walker had not posted bond as of Monday night.