Who are the Jenkins?
Updated Sep 20, 2013 10:46 PM
An Omaha family has been
in the news, in the courts
and in jail, but take a look at
their lists of felonies and
you will see why.
The Jenkins’ family has
seven convicted felons in two generations with
two more facing felony charges.
Nikko Jenkins is charged in four different Omaha
homicides -- Andrea Kruger, Curtis Bradford,
Jorge Cajiga Ruiz and Juan Uribe Pena.
Jenkins’ uncle, 51-year-old Warren Levering, is a
felon. He was just released from an Oklahoma
prison and has done time in Nebraska, too.
Investigators said he fathered seven children
with six different women in five states.
This week, prosecutors charged him as an
accessory in the murder of Kruger, 33.
Authorities said Levering helped Nikko get rid of
Kruger’s car and tried to set it on fire near 43rd
and Charles streets. Prosecutors said Levering
got the gas can from his sister’s house.
Nikko Jenkins’ mother, Lori Jenkins, just bonded
out of jail this week on an unrelated felony
terroristic threats charge.
In addition to Levering, Lori has two other
brothers who are both convicted felons. One is
currently on parole.
Investigators said Lori Jenkins had six children
with David Magee but never married him. Magee
died in 2009. He was a felon convicted of
Of their six children, four have been arrested in
the past month. Erica Jenkins, 23, is a convicted
felon now facing murder and weapon chargers in
On Friday, she told a judge she can’t be a killer
because she is three months pregnant.
Investigators said she has a 7-year-old son who
is in child protective custody.
Erica’s younger sister, 18-year-old Lori “Lolo”
Sayles, is charged in connection to Bradford’s
murder as well. Prosecutors said she got rid of
the murder weapon.
The third sister, 25-year-old Melonie Jenkins, is
also a convicted felon. She bailed out of jail last
week on terroristic threats charges. Investigators
said she had three children under the age of 7
and are all in child protective custody.
As for Nikko Jennkins, he was just released from
prison before prosecutors said he shot and killed
four people. The 27-year-old is legally married to
22-year-old Chalonda Jenkins, who served time
in prison. She told KETV NewsWatch 7 she is
pregnant with Nikko’s child.
Nikko’s other two sisters live out of state. Neither
are in much contact with their family members.
Investigators said Jimmy Levering was a cousin
to Warren Levering and the rest of the Jenkins
family. He died two years ago. He was charged
with murder in 2006, but the charge was dropped
after prosecutors said witnesses backed out.