Four indicted by Trumbull County grand jury

By Ed Runyan


Orlonzo Murry, 26, of Bennett Avenue Northwest, has been indicted on weapons charges in a New Year’s Day shooting death at the Sunset Lounge.

Murry, who is being held in the Trumbull County Jail without eligibility to make bond on a domestic- contempt charge out of Trumbull County Domestic Relations Court, was indicted last week on charges of illegal possession of a firearm in liquor permit premises and carrying a concealed weapon.

Police say the gun charges are connected to the shooting death of Cory Blackwell, 25, of Warren at the Sunset Lounge.

Murry is not suspected in the killing, but he is a “person of interest” in the case, Warren police say.

Others also indicted are:

Taylor Ervin-Williams, 19, of Belmont Street Northwest, was indicted last week on aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery and two kidnapping charges that could result in more than 40 years in prison.

Police said Ervin-Williams pointed a gun at the heads of two women at a house on Charles Avenue Southeast Feb. 22 and demanded that they go to an ATM to get him money.

Ervin-Williams drove the two women to an ATM in Warren, they gave him money, and he then fled from the car, police said.

Ervin-Williams also was indicted on a charge of failure to comply with the orders of a police officer for purportedly attempting to flee in a car and on foot from police.

Jessica L. May, 30, of Parkman Road Northwest, has been indicted on two counts of aggravated vehicular assault for a single-car crash in November that injured passengers, age 10 and 7.

Police said May was driving erratically and at high speed on Parkman Road at the time the car crossed the center line and hit a utility pole, knocking out power and injuring the female passengers.

Elwood E. Blair, 53, of Church Hill-Hubbard Road in Liberty, has been indicted on felonious assault in connection with a March 3 incident at his apartment complex after his neighbor reported that Blair struck him in the face with a weapon consisting of two sticks and a chain. If convicted, Blair could get up to eight years in prison.

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