Woman wanted in George Co. found in Tennessee

Jennifer Rebecca Kurzyniec (Photo source: George Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Jennifer Rebecca Kurzyniec (Photo source: George Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

GEORGE COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A Perkinston woman wanted for manslaughter was discovered this week in Tennessee after she applied to work at the local police station.

On July 28, 2011, Jennifer Rebecca Kurzyniec, 33, was driving an 18-wheeler that struck and killed Julia Sumrall. She was charged with DUI involving death and tampering with evidence, and indicted by a George County Grand Jury in January of 2012.

Authorities say she failed to show up for her scheduled arraignment in April 2012, and has been on the run ever since then.

But then Kurzyniec decided to apply for a job as a dispatcher at the local police department in Waverly, Tennessee. When the routine background check came back, it showed she was wanted in George County.

The Waverly Police Department contacted the sheriff's office asking if they would extradite her. According to George County Sheriff Dean Howell, a representative from his department will travel to Tennessee in the next few days to pick up their wanted suspect.

Once Kurzyniec is back in George County, she will be charged and booked into the George County Regional Jail. A judge will determine bond amount during an initial court appearance.

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