Tamika Pledger jailed for contempt of court

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- A woman accused of hitting a group of teenagers with her car in January, killing one of them, is back in jail after violating the terms of her bond.

Tamika Pledger's booking photo taken on June 8, when she was jailed for contempt of court.

Tamika Pledger's booking photo taken on June 8, when she was jailed for contempt of court.

Tamika Pledger, 39, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and other related crimes for allegedly hitting those four teenagers with her car in the 1300 block of Troup Avenue.

After she was booked into the Wyandotte County Detention Center on January 30, she posted $50,000 bond on February 2. During a hearing on Monday, a judge sentenced Pledger to six days in jail on a contempt charge.

As a condition of her initial release, a judge ordered her to not have any direct or indirect contact with the victims or their families. Months after the crash, Pledger held a news conference where she offered condolences to 17-year-old Tierra Smith’s family.

Pledger was sentenced to six days in jail for contempt, and booked on Monday at about 5 p.m. Her expected release is this coming Sunday.