A Warren man has been indicted on capital murder charges, and could face the death penalty if convicted on charges related to two Palm Sunday shootings that hospitalized a woman and left one man dead.

Kashaun Williams, 29, plead not guilty on Monday to charges of murder, felonious assault, and having weapons under a disability during a video arraignment in Warren Municipal Court.

According to court records, no bond was granted in the case because Williams is a threat to public safety, and he remains in Trumbull County Jail. 

According to Police Detective John Greaver, officers were called to 690 Lener Avenue SW just after 4 a.m. Sunday to investigate reports of gunfire.

At that address, police found the body of 34-year-old James Chapman.

A second gunshot victim, 23-year-old Martina Moore of Warren, was taken to Mercy Hospital in Youngstown for treatment of what the report described as a major injury.

"Warren Police did a fantastic job when we're able to present a case four days after it's happened," said Chris Becker, Assistant County Prosecutor. 

According to an affidavit, when police arrived at Lener Avenue, they saw Williams forcing Moore into the woman into the back of a vehicle, police observed Moore to be bleeding. 

After forcing Moore into the vehicle, Williams fled the scene in the vehicle and allegedly dropped a firearm while leaving. The 9 mm firearm was recovered, and found to be reported stolen in a burglary in Fowler on January 19, 2023. 

According to the affidavit, Williams has been convicted twice for felonious assault, a felony in the second degree and felony offenses of violence. He was also convicted of aggravated robbery when he was a juvenile. All of these past convictions bar him from legally obtaining a firearm. 

The County Assistant Prosecutor tells us the county is currently seeing 3 capital cases.

"We actually have 3 capital cases with 5 different defendants," Becker said. "I know at various times, we have had 2 capital cases going at the same time in my 25 years in the prosecutor's office, but I don't recall ever having 3 different capital cases. As far as I know, that's not happened in Trumbull County if not for a long time, if ever."

Williams was arraigned in Trumbull County Court Thursday afternoon. Another court hearing is set for next Tuesday.