RadioOnFire.com – As jury selection began Tuesday in the trial of the man accused of fatally shooting Taylor Hayes, the 7-year-old girl’s mother was arrested on a Frederick County warrant. WBAL-TV 11’s Barry Simms reports Shanika Robinson was attending jury selection in the trial of Keon Gray. Gray, 30, allegedly fired on a Honda Accord, hitting Taylor, who was sitting in the back seat as the car passed through southwest Baltimore.
Taylor died two weeks later. A Frederick County judge issued a bench warrant for Robinson on July 8 for a probation violation, according to online court records. In January, she was sentenced to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to a charge of theft. On Tuesday, four sheriff’s deputies came into the courtroom and left. Moments later, Simms reports, a woman was heard yelling in the hallway. Robinson was taken to lockup in the courthouse basement. Baltimore sheriff’s Maj. Sabrina Tapp-Harper said deputies learned about the outstanding warrant from the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s Office. They waited for a recess, verified the information and arrested Robinson, Tapp-Harper said. “The fact of the matter is there is a warrant that exists for an individual, and we were alerted, and we are duty-bound to affect an arrest,” Tapp-Harper said. Robinson has two other warrants from Baltimore County.