Relative: Levering Drove Kruger's SUV After Murder

Ashlee Pitzl

Photo: Video by kmtv.com

Relative: Levering Drove Kruger's SUV After Murder

CREATED Sep. 18, 2013

Omaha, NE – A relative of Warren Levering and Nikko Jenkins says Levering was the one who drove Andrea Kruger’s SUV after she was murdered August 21st.

The Metro Area Fugitive Task Force, with the help of Winnebago Tribal Police and the U.S. Attorney's Office arrested Warren J. Levering.  They found him on the Winnebago Indian Reservation in Northeast Nebraska after Sheriff's Investigators received a Crime Stoppers tip
on Tuesday evening.  He was brought back to Omaha Wednesday morning.

The Douglas County Sheriff's office believes 51-year-old Levering was an accessory to the murder of Andrea Kruger.  Jenkins is accused of murdering the mother of 3 near 168th & Fort St. last month.  Levering is Nikko Jenkins’ uncle.

Chief Deputy Tom Wheeler says Levering's arrest warrant is sealed, so they are releasing few details about the role he may have played in Kruger's death.

"I can't discuss that at this time it's part of an ongoing investigation, and that's information we want to keep to ourselves until we have our case put together," Dep. Chief Wheeler explained.

A relative of both men tells KMTV that Levering was with Jenkins because he had drug problems.  The relative said Kruger was apparently carjacked and she fought back, grabbing hair and skin of a female suspect.  They say Nikko jumped out and shot Kruger.  They believe Warren Levering drove Kruger's SUV from the scene to 43rd & Hamilton
Street and burned it.  He apparently had burns on his arms to prove it. The relative also says Nikko confessed to the murders.

Two people have been charged in her death; Deputy Chief Wheeler did say they'll investigate everyone responsible.

"We feel comfortable and good where we're at right now but obviously we're going to turn over every stone until we get this resolved," Deputy Chief Wheeler noted.

Levering was released from an Oklahoma prison in June after serving almost 4 years for Kidnapping, Domestic Abuse, and Assault with a Deadly Weapon.  Nikko Jenkins got out of the Nebraska Department of Corrections on July 30th, when he was convicted of Armed Robbery Police say Jenkins, went on a 10-day murder spree last month, just days after being released from prison.

Nikko Jenkins remains in jail without bond.  His mother and sister were both still at the Douglas County Corrections Center on Wednesday.

Douglas County Sheriff Tim Dunning is thanking the public for their continued support in this investigation.

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