Man convicted of assaulting cop is no-show for hearing

During sentencing, suspect avoided prison, was told to address anger issues.
Cary Ashby
Nov 19, 2013

 

A Sandusky man convicted of assaulting a police officer failed to come to his probation violation hearing Monday.

Trae A. Hunter, 21, has a January merits hearing -- the second of a two-part probation violation hearing process -- scheduled in Erie County Common Pleas Court. He was scheduled to appear for a similar hearing Monday in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Huron County Public Defender David Longo told the judge he didn't know where his client was. He also said he was concerned he may have led Hunter to believe he would be asking for a later court date based on the court seeing how Hunter would do on bond.

"He's missing, from what I've been told," Longo added.

Huron County Assistant Prosecutor Daivia Kasper said she spoke to Hunter's Erie County probation officer, who had requested prosecutors issue a warrant for Hunter's arrest. She said the officer also reported the defendant hadn't "reported in" and someone at his former residence said he wasn't living there anymore.

In late July 2012, Hunter pleaded guilty to attempted assault on a police officer and domestic violence.

Norwalk Police Capt. Eric Hipp responded to a May 18, 2012 domestic disturbance complaint at the home of Hunter's ex-girlfriend. The officer sustained several injuries after a tussle in a narrow hallway with Hunter, who was fleeing from police and had thrown a TV at officers. Hipp, who was punched in the face, was treated for bruised ribs and contusions to his lip and chest wall at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

"I want the court to know I'm sorry for the decision I made. My anger got the best of me," Hunter said in September 2012.

Hunter later wasn't accepted into a community-based corrections facility, a form of prison which focuses on substance abuse treatment and education.

As part of his three years of probation, Hunter is prohibited from having any contact with the domestic violence victim. He also must undergo anger management and substance abuse counseling, get his GED and obtain and keep a full-time job. The defendant, who was fined $250, is subject to random drug screens.

Hunter faces one year in prison on a probation violation.

Comments

propman

Was this another no show in Judge Conway's court?

swiss family

yes... a "no-show" in Judge Conway's court... and the Judge is soooo mad that when they do catch this guy, the Judge has contemplated NOT allowing the criminal to have his night time cookie while he is detained in Jail, this time...the Judge can be a real "bad-a$$ like that when he gets angry, especially when criminals make fools of the court system and Police officers...

Uputwhatwhere7

Go figure. Another no show. Hmmm. Didn't see that one coming. Well I guess when the judge asks the bad guys if they pinky promise to come back in on their own instead of putting their azzes in jail where they belong this is going to keep happening. Can we please repeal Conway already. This is just beyond ridiculous. Anybody that defends Conway and says he is doing all he can is a complete moron. Get rid of him already so we can start cleaning up Norwalk and heroin oops I mean Huron county.