Passenger in car of man killed by Warren cop to be arraigned Monday


Regan Jelks, 21, of Warren and Detroit will be arraigned Monday morning on charges of involuntary manslaughter and improperly handing firearms in a motor vehicle.

If convicted, she could get more than 10 years in prison.

Jelks was the passenger in a car driven by Taemarr Walker, 24, of Kenwood Drive Southeast, when Walker was shot to death by a Warren Patrolman Mike Krafcik Oct. 19 on Risher Road Southwest.

A Trumbull County grand jury last week found no wrongdoing by Krafcik but indicted Jelks.

Jelks, who was brought to the Trumbull County jail Friday afternoon, is facing a charge of involuntary manslaughter in Walker’s death and improperly handling a firearms in a motor vehicle. Her hearing will be in front of Judge Peter Kontos of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

A statement released Thursday by Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins doesn’t mention when or how Jelks purportedly handled a firearm or why she’s charged in Walker’s death. It said no further information was available, and Jelks’ indictment was not available at the courthouse Thursday or Friday.

Read more about the case in Sunday's Vindicator or on

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