By Ed Runyan
Michael L. Green Jr., 32, arrested with an assault rifle containing nearly 100 rounds of ammunition in connection with shots fired at Taemarr Walker’s home a week ago, was bound over to a Trumbull County grand jury on four felony charges.
Judge Thomas Gysegem of Warren Municipal Court ordered that Green continue to be held in the Trumbull County jail without eligibility to make bond.
Green waived a hearing on the charges today — two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of carrying a concealed weapon.
Green, of the 2100 block of Jackson Street Southwest, was apprehended by troopers with the Ohio State Highway Patrol as he tried to drive away from Walker’s home on Kenwood Drive Southwest at 12:44 a.m. Oct. 28 after its occupants reported shots fired into the home, damaging the interior but not injuring anyone.
Police found Green with an SKS assault rifle with 100-round drum magazine. He also had a handgun and was wearing body armor.
Green has an extensive criminal record, including a seven-month prison term in 2003. A Trumbull County grand jury refused to indict him in July on charges of receiving stolen property and being a felon in possession of a firearm out of Niles.
The gunfire at Walker’s home occurred two days after a shooting at the Sunoco gas station on West Market Street that killed Richard C. Rollison, 24, of Niles. Police charged Taemarr Walker’s older brother, TaShawn Walker, 26, with the killing.
Taemarr Walker, 24, was killed by a Warren police officer Oct. 19 on Risher Road Southwest after Walker drove his car into a ditch trying to avoid a tow truck.
The officer shot Taemarr Walker to death after Walker reached for a gun, according to remarks recorded on an officer’s dash-cam video.
State troopers were brought to the city to assist Warren police after the Rollison killing because of concerns of escalating violence surrounding the Rollison and Walker homicides.