WARREN -- The 21-year-old Warren woman who was with Taemarr Walker last fall when he was killed in a confrontation with a Warren police officer was being held on $250,000 bond after her intitial court appearance this morning.
Regan Jelks, with addresses on Woodbine Avenue S.E. and Niles-Cortland Road, was returned here from Detroit late last week to face charges of involuntary manslauther and two counts of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle.
The indictment holds Jelks responsible for Walker's death.
Jelks was in her car with Walker, 24, early Oct. 19 when Warren police officer Michael Krafcik shot Walker to death following the confrontation. Krafcik, who was cleared April 10 by a Trumbull County grand jury of any wrongdoing, was responding to a disabled vehicle call when the car carrying Jelks and Walker drove off the roadway and into a ditch.
Jelks case was assigned to Judge Peter Kontos, who set a pre-trial next Monday.
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