Jelks sentenced in connection to Warren shooting

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WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – A Trumbull County judge sentenced a woman convicted of firearms violations in the death of her boyfriend in an officer-involved shooting.

Regan Jelks will spend the next 60 days in jail and will be on probation for five years. Jelks was originally charged with involuntary manslaughter and two counts of firearms violations in connection with the death of Taemarr Walker, who was shot and killed by Warren police officer Micahel Krafcik in October 2013. A jury found Jelks not guilty of the manslaughter charge and guilty of the firearms violations.

Jelks and Taemarr Walker got into an accident on Risher Road in October 2013. Warren police officer Michael Krafcik was called to the scene, where he shot and killed Walker, who Krafcik said was reaching for a gun.

“It was my choice to be with him and I would just like to ask for a second chance to accomplish my goals of moving forward,” Jelks said before her sentencing.

Prosecutors believed Jelks knew the guns that Walker had were in her car that night of the shooting, but her lawyers argued that she did not know. Her attorneys indicate that they are planning to appeal.


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