Cops: Fugitive who beat woman at bar now behind bars

06/13/2014 11:45 AM |
Trendell Walker is led by police out of his arraignment in Riverhead town court Friday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Trendell Walker is led by police out of his arraignment in Riverhead town court Friday morning. (Credit: Paul Squire)

A two-time felon who had avoided police for nearly a month was arrested by police this week after he allegedly violated an order of protection and attacked a woman at a Riverhead bar, authorities said.

The man — 25-year-old Trendell Walker of Center Moriches — remains held without bail in the county jail after being arraigned in Riverhead Town court Friday morning.

Suffolk County police said Mr. Walker was arrested in Center Moriches Tuesday on two active warrants. He had been wanted by Riverhead police on a warrant for criminal contempt after he was involved in the incident at the Loose Caboose Bar on Railroad Avenue on May 17.

According to court filings, Mr. Walker violated an order of protection after he grabbed the victim by her hair and arm and “forced her into the men’s bathroom.” Mr. Walker punched and slapped the victim in the head and face, according to the document.

After his arrest Tuesday, Mr. Walker was taken to county jail and was later transferred to Riverhead Justice Court Friday morning to be arraigned.

He was charged with felony criminal contempt and ordered held without bail by Judge Allen Smith, who issued the order of protection Mr. Walker allegedly violated.

Mr. Walker was previously on Riverhead’s Most Wanted List and served time in an upstate maximum security prison before being released on parole in 2012. Police had offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to his latest arrest.

Police did not say how Mr. Walker was apprehended.

psquire@timesreview.com

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated the Loose Caboose is on Osborne Avenue. The restaurant is on Railroad Avenue.