Brother of two men involved in chaotic 2013 Warren events sentenced to 10 days in jail


By Ed Runyan

runyan@vindy.com

WARREN

The younger brother of two men in the middle of deadly and chaotic events in October 2013 has begun serving a 10-day sentence for failure to comply with the orders of a police officer.

Tre Vaughn Walker, 23, of Stewart Drive Southwest, was sentenced Feb. 18 after pleading no contest in Warren Municipal Court to the charge, a misdemeanor. He was found guilty. He also was sentenced by Judge Tom Gysegem to three years’ probation.

He began to serve the sentence in the Trumbull County Jail on Monday.

Walker was arrested by Warren police Oct. 18, 2015, after an early-morning chase that ended near the spot where his brother, Taemarr Walker, 24, of Warren, was shot to death by a Warren police officer almost exactly two years earlier.

Tre Vaughn Walker’s arrest occurred at the end of a car and foot chase in the Jackson Street-Kenwood Drive Southwest area.

That’s just a few blocks from where Taemarr Walker was shot to death in a confrontation with a Warren police officer early Oct. 19, 2013.

Taemarr Walker died on Risher Road near Palmyra Road Southwest. Prosecutors said he had been at the II Hype bar on Mahoning Avenue in Warren just before his confrontation with the officer on Risher.

In the 2015 matter of Tre Vaughn Walker, police were told by two men in a van that males in a small sport utility vehicle had pointed an assault rifle at them in the parking lot of the Powerhouse Bar. The Powerhouse is across the street from the II Hype.

Officers located the SUV and chased it at high speeds to the West Side, where Tre Vaughn Walker and another man got out and ran.

Walker was apprehended, police said.

He was charged with failure to comply with the order of a police officer, a felony, but Warren prosecutors later reduced the charge to a misdemeanor.

Police found no weapons in the SUV or in Tre Vaughn Walker’s possession, but they found rubber gloves in the SUV. The other male got away.

The officer who shot and killed Taemarr Walker ultimately was cleared of any wrongdoing, but the community was on edge in the weeks that followed, especially after Richard Rollison, 24, was shot to death at a Warren gas station one week after Taemarr Walker’s death.

Another Walker brother, TaShawn “Boo” Walker, 26, of Texas, who had come to town for Taemarr’s funeral, was later convicted of involuntary manslaughter in that crime and sentenced to 17 years in prison.

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