Suspect Faces Manslaughter Charges for Death of Tulsa Figure - KTUL.com - Tulsa, Oklahoma - News, Weather & Sports

Suspect Faces Manslaughter Charges for Death of Tulsa Figure

Posted: Updated:
Shalake Reed Shalake Reed
Eric Rollerson Eric Rollerson

A Tulsa man is behind bars this week on charges of manslaughter for the death of Eric Rollerson in December.

Police placed Shalake Reed under arrest Monday afternoon on charges of first degree manslaughter and driving with a suspended license. He had been driving the pickup at the time he struck and killed Rollerson on Dec. 29.

Prosecutors filed the charges on Feb. 12 at the Tulsa County courthouse.

Previous reports state that Rollerson was crossing the street in the 5400 block of North Lewis. Reed reportedly struck a utility pole after hitting Rollerson and left the scene.

Rollerson was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later. He is remembered for being Tulsa's first African-American mayoral candidate.

Reed is due back in court on Feb. 25.

  • Top Videos

  • NewsMore>>

  • Crash Causes Delay On I-44, Traffic Diverted

    Crash Causes Delay On I-44, Traffic Diverted

    A crash is causing major delay on I-44 near 129th E. Ave.Traffic is getting detoured onto U.S. 169.Traffic is significantly delayed in that area, so anyone planning on heading out there soon will need to allow for extra time to get through.More >>
    A crash is causing major delay on I-44 near 129th E. Ave.Traffic is getting detoured onto U.S. 169.Traffic is significantly delayed in that area, so anyone planning on heading out there soon will need to allow for extra time to get through.More >>
  • Police Officer Accused of Killing Teen Out of Jail

    Police Officer Accused of Killing Teen Out of Jail

    Police officer Shannon Kepler could make bond, and get out of jail, as he faces a first degree murder charge in the murder of  19 year old Jeremy Lake.More >>
    Police officer Shannon Kepler could make bond, and get out of jail, as he faces a first degree murder charge in the murder of  19 year old Jeremy Lake.More >>
  • NCAA Denies Immediate Eligibility For Sooners Wide Receiver Green-Beckham

    NCAA Denies Immediate Eligibility For Sooners Wide Receiver Green-Beckham

    The University of Oklahoma sent out an official statement as follows regarding the NCAA's ruling on transfer Dorial Green-Beckham:“The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver request it entered on behalf of Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied by the NCAA.More >>
    The University of Oklahoma sent out an official statement as follows regarding the NCAA's ruling on transfer Dorial Green-Beckham:“The University of Oklahoma has learned that the waiver request it entered on behalf of Dorial Green-Beckham has been denied by the NCAA.
    More >>

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
Powered by WorldNow

P.O. Box 8 Tulsa, OK 74101-0008

Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KTUL. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.