April 25, 2013
George County, MS – Sheriff Dean Howell says Jennifer Rebecca Kurzyniec, 33, of Perkinston, MS, wanted for the alleged manslaughter of Julia A. Sumrall who was killed when the vehicle she was driving was struck by an 18-wheeler driven by Kurzyniec on July 28, 2011, has been located in Tennessee.
According to Det. Stu Fairchild, Kurzyniec, who was charged with DUI involving death and tampering with evidence, was indicted by the George County Grand Jury on January 31, 2012, and failed to show up for her arraignment scheduled in April of 2012.
At that point, her information was entered on NCIC (National Crime Information Center), a location for information available to all law enforcement agencies nationwide. Apparently Kurzyniec had relocated to Waverly, Tennessee and gone into the local police department to apply for a dispatching job. The routine background check, a part of the application process, came back showing her wanted in George County for the charge. The Waverly Police Department contacted the sheriff’s office asking if we would extradite her. According to Sheriff Howell at the time of this release a representative from the GCSO will be heading to Tennessee to pick up Kurzyniec within a few days.
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.