For Immediate Release
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Contact: Mike Tobin
Fairview Park Man Indicted for Assaulting Federal Officers and Illegally Having a Firearm After He Allegedly Had a Firearm and Struck Task Force Officers Who Were Trying to Arrest Him
Columbus Field Division
A Fairview Park man was charged with assaulting federal officers and illegally having a firearm after he allegedly had a firearm and struck task force officers who were trying to arrest him.
Kevin W. Walker, 33, on March 6 struck two police officers working with the U.S. Marshals as part of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force with his vehicle, according to the indictment.
Walker also possessed a Taurus 9 mm firearm and ammunition on March 6. Walker was prohibited from having the firearm and ammunition because of previous convictions for domestic violence, aggravated assault, and other crimes, according to the indictment.
If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors uniqueto this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offenses and the characteristics of the violations. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and in most cases it will be less than the maximum.
The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the U.S. Marshal Service, the Cleveland Division of Police, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Scott Zarzycki and Danielle Angeli.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.