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State rests case in trial of man accused of killing towing business owner (FL)


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urors on Thursday heard the prosecution’s case against a man accused of killing the owner of an Orlando towing business when his bill was higher than he thought it would be.


Tremain Polk, 36, is charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Paul Gren, 53, owner of the Tow Truck Company on West Robinson Street.


Polk came to the business to get his car on May 16, 2017, according to his arrest affidavit. He had $135 to pay his bill, but the total came out to $285, police said. Polk got mad and pushed his way into an office, where an employee told him she’d call the police if he didn’t stop.


Polk left and hopped over a fence into the towing yard, police said. He broke the windows of three cars, found his own, and tried to drive out of the yard. He stopped at a garage door and got out of his car to try and open it, records show.


Gren told an employee to call 911 and went to the door Polk was trying to open. His employee followed him, on the phone with a dispatcher, and stood in front of the button that would open the door, records show.


Polk approached the employee aggressively and she pushed him back, records show. Gren pulled out a gun and kept it down by his side, investigators said.


“I just want to leave,” Polk said. The employee told officers she opened the door to let him out without his car.


Polk took two steps, turned around, and pulled a gun out of his waistband, police said. He shot Gren three times, police said, then got back in his car and parked it in a back lot. An officer found him running along a railroad track behind the towing yard.


Gren’s employee locked herself in an office until police arrived, records show. Officers and medics tried to resuscitate Gren, but he was pronounced dead at Orlando Regional Medical Center.


Polk’s trial will continue Friday morning.



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