Teen incarcerated, mother given bond after outburst outside Butler County murder sentencing

A teen remains housed in the Butler County Juvenile Detention Center, and a mother has been released from jail following a heated outburst this week at her son’s sentencing.

Camron Pawlowski, a 17-year-old tried as an adult, was sentenced to prison for 15 years Tuesday in Butler County Common Pleas Court for his part in the robbery and shooting death of Michael Stewart II in his Middletown home in October. He pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, aggravated burglary and having weapons under disability with gang and gun specifications.

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Pawlowski is one of three teens charged in the shooting death. A 15-year-old pleaded guilty to murder and was sent to the Ohio Department of Youth Services until his 21st birthday. According to police and prosecutors, co-defendant Cameron Kyles, 18, is the shooter, and is facing murder, burglary and robbery charges. He is awaiting trial.

Tabatha (also spelled Tabitha in some court records) Pawlowski, Camron’s mother, was removed from Judge Charles Pater’s courtroom by deputies Tuesday after taking video with her cellphone, which is not permitted by anyone in any common pleas courtroom. There was an outburst by Tabatha Pawloski when the phone was taken away from her by a deputy. Another woman with her and a 15-year-old boy also left the courtroom.

Minutes later, Tabatha Pawlowski was “being very loud and yelling” to a court security officer on the second floor and was asked twice to quiet down by Deputy Mike Jacobs, who was in the courthouse for another case, according to the sheriff’s office.

As Jacobs walked Tabatha Pawlowski out the door, the 15-year-old boy shoved Jacobs, Lt. Morgan Dallman said. Hamilton police assisted with wrestling the teen to the ground. The teen was charged with assault and failure to comply. He was taken to the county juvenile detention center.

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Tabatha Pawlowski, 36, of Frankin, was charged with disorderly conduct and failure to comply with a police officer, both misdemeanors. She was not charged with a crime for her conduct in court. She was arraigned Wednesday in Hamilton Municipal Court and released on her own recognizance. She is scheduled to back in court on June 17.

Hearings in some cases have been continued for weeks or months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 15-year-old Middletown teen was arraigned in juvenile court and ordered to remain incarcerated until a pre-trial hearing on April 2 before county Juvenile Judge Kathleen Romans, according to juvenile court administrator Rob Clevenger.

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