UPDATE #15 - FACT - (11-21-14 @ 9:10 am CST) - To nobody's surprise there is another delay in this trial. Tyler was suppose to enter his plea deal on Tuesday but didn't get his paperwork turned in so another delay was given. This time, December 2 will be the hearing. If he doesn't get his plea deal in by mail by Dec 2, the court is going to make him appear in person to enter his plea...quite the threat if you ask me. What a joke this entire trial has been. Click HERE to read the full story in the St. George News.
UPDATE #14 - FACT - (10-29-14 @ 11:30 am CST) - Delayed again. ThePectrum.com and their writer Kevin Jenkins is reporting that Tyler was suppose to submit a plea deal yesterday but Deputy Co Attorney Rachelle Shumway asked for the delay after receiving word of new criminal charges have been filed against Tyler in California. Shumway claims that the CA law enforcement people would not cooperate with her request so she has to continue without the new information. Both sides have agreed to terms and await a signature from Tyler. The defense attorney will be in CA next week and will meet with Tyler to get his signature on the plea deal.
This will be the 11th attempt at resolving this issue. Arizona officials have resolved their charges with this case. If these new charges are found legit, he may be in violation of his probation. You can read all of this story by clicking HERE. The Spectrum and Kevin Jenkins as been pretty diligent in staying on top of this never ending story.
UPDATE #13 - FACT - (8-13-14 @ 2:30 pm CST) - The Spectrum at St. George updated the Tyler Walker case as of yesterday. They are saying that this all should come to an end next month as they expect a plea deal by Tyler and his lawyers. This is the ninth time such a hearing has been scheduled since a November trial was cancelled. He has three felony charges of evading police, illegal drug use, and five misdemeanors.
His girlfriend that was in the car had the same charges and resolved her case last May. She got all charges dropped except two drug related charges and they were reduced to misdemeanors. She was fined $3,500 of which $2,000 was suspended. Her drug treatment charges of $1,434 was credited against the remaining $1,500.
Walkers charges in Arizona from this incident has been resolved and has a hearing on August 29th for that. Now faces the charges in Utah and some in Nevada. Court records report that two weeks prior to this incident, he was arrested in California for possession of a controlled substance for sale.
There is a lot more to this story so please click HERE to read more. It sounds like he is going to get off pretty easy, to know ones surprise.
UPDATE #12 - FACT - (6-29-14 @ 9:53 pm CST) - I finally got information regarding Tyler Walker. To no surprise, the case was continued again until July 15. Thanks to Joyce Kuzmanic of the St. George News for that information.
Also, I contacted Kevin Jenkins from TheSpectrum.com. The following is his response to my email....The prosecution has apparently decided not to pursue imprisonment in the case, and has not had a lot of information when I’ve inquired about Tyler and his codefendant Raelle McDonald. Both have been scheduled to mail in their part of a plea agreement with the prosecution on several occasions, only to have the “plea by mail” delayed for another month or few while they completed drug treatment, apparently.
Raelle did finally complete a plea by mail about a month and a half ago. Tyler’s next hearing is scheduled July 15, but I can’t predict if he’ll actually be ready to complete the plea or if it will again be delayed. Raelle pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor counts of drug possession and other charges were dismissed. She is on probation for three years and was fined $3,500, with $2,000 of the amount suspended. The remaining $1,500 apparently includes a $1,000 surcharge plus interest, but she can get credit against it of up to $1,434 for the cost of her drug evaluation and treatment, plus probation fees, and I confess I’m not clear on how the math all works. But, bottom line, she has to pay $50 per month for 30 months, with a final payment of $44.30.
Tyler’s plea agreement may eventually be pretty similar, but since he was the driver I don’t know if there will be more to it than Raelle’s situation. We’ll see what happens next month.
Shortly after their arrest here, I learned of a drug-related arrest at his residence in California right around the same time as the incident here. I filed a records request with the police department there, but they took months to respond and then told me they’d lost the request and I’d have to refile it. I didn’t refile it, primarily because I’ve repeatedly expected the case to be resolved before the California department would get around to responding. When I’ve asked prosecutors here about the particulars of the California case, they’ve said they don’t know about it.
UPDATE #11 - FACT - (6-27-14 @ 9:03 pm CST) - I've been getting several emails asking me if I have an update on the Tyler Walker case. I don't. Trust me, as soon as I get anything on this, I will post it here. I will not keep it from you...:).
UPDATE #10 - FACT - (4-1-14 @ 2:45 pm) - This is no April Fools joke although it would classify as a great one....Tyler Walker was suppose to be sentenced today for his multiple state high speed chase and drug offenses. Once again it was continued until June 10th. This is crazy..ridiculous..stupid..wasting everyone's time..etc. I can't believe our judicial system sometimes.
Thanks to Scott Heineken of the St. George News for sending me this information once again.
UPDATE #9 - FACT - (3-28-14 @ 7:15 am) - An update on the story that will not end...Tyler Walker was suppose to have his sentencing hearing on March 18 but that didn't happen. The new date set for sentencing has been moved to Tuesday, April 1. How appropriate..April FOOLS Day!
UPDATE #8 - FACT - (2-7-14 @ 3:45 pm) - an update in the trial that will not end. Tyler Walker was to have his trial that was set for February 4th. At the hearing the prosecutor and defense attorney approached the Judge at the bench and after a very short private conversation the judge continued the sentencing until March 18 at 9 a.m. So, Tyler has another month and a half of freedom (at least) before he learns his fate from his drunken high speed chase that occurred well over a year ago. Thanks to Scott Heineken of the St. George News for sending me this information.
This entire thing is a joke. He is guilty, we all know he is guilty and yet he remains a free man after more than a year has passed since his arrest.
UPDATE #7 - FACT - (1-10-14 @ 5:00 pm) - And the story that will not find an ending...The Tyler Walker plea deal that was set for January 7th has been postponed again. The new hearing is scheduled for February 4th, 2014. It was delayed "in anticipation of a plea-by-mail...whatever that means. You can read the story that appeared in the STGnews.com by clicking HERE.
UPDATE #6 - FACT - (11-29-13 @ 8:15 am) - Tyler Walker will be entering a plea-by-mail on January 7, 2014 for that three state high speed chase that ended in Utah earlier this year. Facing multiple misdemeanor and felony charges, Walkers lawyer said they have scheduled a one day hearing to hear the plea-by-mail. Source: StGeorgeUtah.com 11-27-13...click HERE for the article.
UPDATE #5 - FACT - (7-19-13 @ 12:30 am) - Posted on TheSpectrum.com is an update on Tyler Walker. Walker plead not guilty in this case. he waived an evidentiary hearing in the case and asked the court to accept teh pleas through their attourney, Douglas Terry...Walker was not present in court for the hearing. The review hearing is scheduled for September 5th at 10:30 am.
Walker is being charged with three felonie counts and five misdemeanors. You can read the full article by clicking HERE.
UPDATE #4 - FACT - (5-21-13 @ 10:50 am) - An update on the never ending saga of Tyler Walker. A fan of IBRACN.com brought this article to my attention and I appreciate it. TheSpectrum.com ran a article on Tyler Walker on May 16th. It states that Tyler is scheduled to appear in court on June 13th for a review of evidence hearing in the case. The purpose is to determine if the prosecution has sufficient evidence to continue to trial.
The defense attourney stated Walker has been working on a plea deal but are going ahead with the evidencual hearing in the meantime. In the article, it states that Redondo Beach, CA police reported an arrest at Tyler's California address two weeks prior to this incident on a charge of possession of a controlled substance for sale. The story never ends for this guy.
You can read the full article by clicking HERE.
UPDATE #3 - FACT - (4-4- 13 @ 2:40 pm) - I have it confirmed from a news reporter covering the story for TheSpectrum.com that all charges are still current against Tyler Walker. They have not been dropped, altered, or changed in any way. His next court appearance is scheduled for April 15th but it is a second roll call where a trial date will be set.
On the stage of innocent until proven guilty, Tyler is a free man. I have no idea what his restrictions are regarding traveling but he could drive a sprint car in the mean time...the question is how far can he travel to race? Stay tuned...I'll keep digging.
UPDATE #2 - FACT - (4-3-13 @ 11:40 pm) - Apparently this story is being reported on in AARN (Area Auto Racing News). I am not a subscriber but reading what others are posting about the article, AARN states that the #35 team will have Tyler Walker in the car and run at Williams Grove and Port Royal. BUT, I'm hearing Walkers next trial date is April 15th so there is a lot that has to happen before he sees the seat of a sprint car any time soon. I'm still checing on some stuff regarding Tylers current legal status.
UPDATE #1 - FACT - (4-3-13 @ 2:20 pm) - I've been receiving information regarding Tyler Walker's status and rumors about him returning to the seat of a sprint car in PA this summer. So, I've been doing some digging to see what I can find out about Tyler and I haven't been able to find out much. I found an article written by Mori Kessler on February 5th on the StGeorgeUtah.com HERE that states the following charges that Tyler faces. They are as follows.....Tyler faces several class B and class C misdemeanors related to drug possession and alcohol. He faces two drug-related third felonies. Also, Walker faces a class B misdemeanor for DUI, and a third degree felony for fleeing from police. The article states that the initial court date was postponed and rescheduled for March 11th but I have yet to find out what happened on March 11.
I've been told that Tyler Walker is still the driver of the Sorokach Motorsports #35. If the team wants to race and Tyler can't make it, Jessica Zemken will be the driver as JZ posted on her Facebook page. I'll keep digging for info. on this case and see what is happening.
FACT - (1-31-13 @ 6:30 pm) - Story broke this afternoon that Tyler Walker was arrested in Utah after a high speed chase that started in Nevada, went through Arizona and ended in Utah. Tyler was arrested for multiple charges and methamphetamines, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and alcohol were found in the car. The chase started when Nevada police tried to stop Walker for speeding. You can read the rest of the story by clicking HERE.
You have to feel sorry for a guy like this but when someone has had several chances and still doesn't figure it out, it is hard to. He needs help and I hope he finally gets it for himself. Hopefully this is rock bottom for him and he turns his life around. Talent wasted.