New charge filed against Erica Jenkins - Omaha.com
Published Friday, September 13, 2013 at 7:54 am / Updated at 12:55 pm
New charge filed against Erica Jenkins

Erica Jenkins has been arrested in connection with a robbery Aug. 12, the day after her brother is accused of committing the first in a series of four slayings in August.

Erica Jenkins, the 23-year-old sister of Nikko Jenkins, is accused of stealing a wallet, cash and a cellphone from a car at the Sinclair station at 5608 Ames Ave.

A 26-year-old woman was in the passenger seat of the car at the time and was doused with pepper spray by the fleeing suspect, according to the police report.

The report does not say how police linked Erica Jenkins to the crime.

Jenkins has been in jail since late August, when police took several of Nikko Jenkins’ relatives into custody on charges unrelated to the homicides. Erica Jenkins has since been accused of two assaults against fellow inmates and one assault on a corrections officer.

She has served prison time for a previous robbery and possession of cocaine with intent to deliver. She was released from prison in 2011.

She currently is being held in the Douglas County Jail on $350,000 bail.

Her brother is accused of first-degree murder in connection with the slayings of Jorge Cajiga-Ruiz, 29, and Juan Uribe-Pena, 26, on Aug. 11; Curtis Bradford, 22, on Aug. 19; and Andrea Kruger, 33, on Aug. 21.

Her sister Melonie and mother, Lori, also are in jail.

Contact the writer: Judith Nygren

judith.nygren@owh.com    |   402-444-1116

Judith oversees all Omaha.com's breaking news content and manages the website.

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