WARREN -- A former local man arrested in Texas man and charged with murder in the Oct. 26 shooting death of a Warren man was indicted today on aggravated murder charges.
Tashawn Walker, 26, who is being held without bond at the Trumbull County Jail, was named in the special report by the Trumbull County grand jury. He faces a firearm specification that carries a mandatory three-years in prison. And besides the murder charge, Walker was indicted on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle.
The murder charge is not considered a capital case.
Common Pleas Judge Peter Kontos was assigned the case. But Judge W. Wyatt McKay will arraign Walker on the new charges at 12:30 p.m. Thursday.
Walker, who was living in Baytown, Texas, is accused of fatally shooting Richard C. Rollison IV, 24, at the Sunoco service station on West Market Street one week after his brother, Taemarr Walker, was killed in a confrontation with police near Palmyra and Risher roads.
The indictment precedes and heads off the need for a preliminary hearing in Warren Municipal Court scheduled for Friday.