Woman reports shooting threats
WARREN – Just days after her son was extradited from Detroit, a city woman told police that someone called her cell phone several times and threatened to shoot up her house.
Similarly, just more than three years ago, Katherine L. Eggleston, 46, of Homewood Avenue, S.E., reported that her house was shot at two days in a row.
Warren police Lt. Jeff Cole confirmed on Friday that Eggleston is the mother of Taemarr Walker, 23, who was extradited from Detroit on an aggravated robbery charge. Cole said Eggleston’s recent complaint is under investigation but he could not confirm that it is connected to her son.
This week, Eggleston told police that she received seven to eight threatening phone calls between 9 p.m. and 9:40 p.m. Thursday. A second woman, Shawnie Eggleston, no age or address available, is listed on a police report as the reportee.
However, police reported that it was the victim, Katherine L. Eggleston, who told them on Thursday that someone called her cell phone stating “I’m going to get your house” and “I’m going to shoot up your house.” She told officers that the number calling her cell phone came up blocked and she was unaware of who made the calls.
Attempts by a Tribune Chronicle reporter to reach the Egglestons by telephone were not successful on Friday. However, a man who answered the phone and identified himself as Walker said that he didn’t want to comment other than to acknowledge his concern about the threats against his mother’s home.
On Monday, Walker pleaded not guilty to aggravated robbery as he was arraigned via video hookup from the Trumbull County Jail. He had been extradited Dec. 28 from Detroit on an aggravated robbery charge. Staff at the Trumbull County Jail confirmed that Walker was freed on $25,000 bond.
In September 2009, Katherine L. Eggleston told police that her home had been shot at, according to Tribune Chronicle archives.
This came after Walker was reported to have been involved in a January 2009 shootout that left him wounded in the stomach and another man, Ahmaze King, dead.
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.
On Aug. 23, 2009, he was charged with felonious assault at a shooting near his mother’s home. That day, police were called to Jackson Avenue S.W. after Sean King, Ahmaze King’s brother, reported that as he was driving someone at that residence shot him in the arm.
Eggleston told police that about the same time, people she knew opened fire on her home from two cars. She reported the next day that her house was again shot at multiple times.
Walker’s ties to both Warren and Detroit are among several connections between the two cities that local officials have said they’ve investigated. Recently the connection made media reports after the Nov. 11 Sunday morning shooting of 32-year-old Marco Dukes Sr. on Elm Court in downtown Warren.
The two men facing murder charges in connection with the Dukes’ shooting – Derrick Peete and Dale Hatch – each have addresses in Detroit and Warren and criminal histories in Detroit.
Peete also has been convicted of drug-related crimes in Warren.