Violent Shoplifting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty

An EKU football player, charged in a shoplifting case, made his first court appearance on Monday morning.

Police say 22-year-old Davin Walker shoplifted from the Richmond Wal-Mart on Thursday. As he was leaving, police say he pushed a 69-year-old woman into a shopping cart.

The incident caused the woman to lose part of her thumb.

Walker had a not guilty plea entered on his behalf at Monday's hearing. He's charged with robbery and fleeing and evading.

The judge also set Walker's bond at ten percent of $200,000, paid in cash.

He is still being held at the Madison County Detention Center.

Walker will return to court on July 16th for a preliminary hearing.


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  • by Anonymous on Jul 14, 2008 at 08:54 PM
    We have every right to judge this loser. This guy stole two laptops from two students and got less than a slap on the wrist for it. He just needs to do his time and then get the heck out of KY. He can also spend some time working a job to pay this poor woman something for the trauma he caused her. Furthermore, Danny Hope should be ashamed for not dealing with this guy when he had a chance. I hope he thinks about that for a while.
  • by eku fan Location: richmond on Jul 13, 2008 at 12:07 PM
    i know davin as well and honestly i think it is in his character. he stole from campus before, he did it again, just from walmart. he should get some serious time
  • by Amy Location: Richmond on Jul 10, 2008 at 02:41 PM
    All I can say to that is "Only God Can Judge You"... I laugh at people who judge people that know nothing about them!
  • by Rick Location: Georgetown on Jul 10, 2008 at 05:28 AM
    When a story like this gets released, I always sit back and wait for people to say " He/she isn't a bad person" "He/She was in a desparate position and felt they had to do it". Honestly, I get a good laugh out of it. Truth is : je's a punk who go into football and decided that the rules no longer applied to him. When he was caught stealing, he ran from security, and assaulted a lady whos only crime was to have to go to the store. I would like to know what he decided that he couldn't live without and he had to steal though.
  • by Note for Amy in Richmond on Jul 9, 2008 at 09:55 AM
    I wonder how many times he has already stolen but was never caught. A bad decision? You bet; taking something that doesn't belong to you is a bad decision and a foolish one. You keep having faith in a person like this and I bet they rob you blind too. I doubt this is his first time. It's just the first time he got caught. And yes, drag his name through the news. He is going to school for FREE just because he plays sports. He felt desperate enough to do something like this???
  • by EKU student Location: Richmond on Jul 8, 2008 at 10:19 PM
    I know Davin personally as well, and I don't think he'a a bad person, but come on-- he made a terrible, and I mean TERRIBLE decision. He's a good guy from what I know of him, but to be fair, he should have to be punished for the consequences of his actions. The fact that he plays football has nothing to do with him being in the news- I think the manner in which he decided to carry out his plan was what got him the top story spotlight. I'll say what we're all thinking-- IT WAS STUPID. It was a bad choice, and now he has to pay. Sorry Davin. I'll think about you when I walk across the stage in December, b/c I know how much you would have wanted to be there with me.
  • by Amy Location: Richmond on Jul 8, 2008 at 07:42 AM
    As someone who knows Davin personally this is not something in his character. I am in complete shock that he felt desperate enough to do something like this. I would have never imagined him on the news for shoplifting or injuring that lady. I just want other people to know that this is not something that is in Davin's character, and that he really is a good person. He may be portrayed as a theif, and I know stereotypes but that is not who he is. It hurts me that he has given up his oppurtunity to play football. This incident does not make me question the kind of person he is, he felt he was in a desperate place and made his decision. I am sorry for the family of that poor lady, and to her, they are in my prayers. Shoplifting happens everyday, there are people all over the world that steal, and just because they may not have been caught they are still deemed a good person. Davin is a good person, he just made a bad decision!
  • by Brian Location: Bardstown on Jul 7, 2008 at 10:54 PM
    In regard to the comment about him being the story because he plays ball... People DO shoplift every day and very few make the news. He didn't just stick some stuff in his pocket. He ran, and in doing so hit an older lady and maimed her hand. Plus, playing college ball kind of puts him into the "public eye." Kids seem to look up to sports players. His name deserves to be drug through the mud because of the terrible example he was setting.
  • by KentuckyGuy Location: Bluegrass on Jul 7, 2008 at 06:06 PM
    Anonymous of Richmond, slow down and take a breath. Your post is nearly unintelligible.
  • by Reader Location: Pinville on Jul 7, 2008 at 05:59 PM
    Hey Anonymous get over it already! News is News and everyone seem to cry if it is not what they want to hear.
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