WARREN - A suspect in a September homicide in Warren could face the death penalty if convicted.
David Martin, 28, of Cleveland, was indicted Wednesday by a Trumbull County Common Pleas Court grand jury on a charge of aggravated murder with death penalty specifications and attempted aggravated murder.
Martin is charged in the death of Jeremy Cole and the wounding of Melissa Putnam at a 2220 Oak Circle S.W. home about noon Sept. 27.
Cole, 21, was shot in the head and Putnam, 27, was shot in the hand. The bullet traveled through her hand into her neck, and she spent several days in the hospital before being released.
U.S. Marshals arrested Martin on Oct. 16 in Tallmadge.
Martin also faces firearms specifications on both charges as well as counts of aggravated robbery, kidnapping and a repeat violent offender specification, having weapons while under disability, receiving stolen property because it is alleged he used a stolen gun and tampering with evidence because he tried to burn his clothes.
Neighbors described the incident as an attempted robbery. One said Cole and Putnam were inside when another man entered and opened fire.
Detectives confirmed that money was stolen from Putnam's purse by the gunman.
A detective said Cole and Putnam know Martin, but weren't aware of his name. They told detectives Martin had been in the house before. Another detective said Martin has a prior criminal record and had served prison time out of Cuyahoga County for robbery and felonious assault.
Cole's murder was the fourth homicide in Warren this year.
The case is assigned to Common Pleas Judge Andrew Logan. An arraignment date has not been set.