Man wanted for burglary, theft, home invasion arrested

Published 1:06 pm Wednesday, August 21, 2013

By Fred Guarino
The Lowndes Signal

U.S. Marshals arrested a Calhoun area man in Montgomery on Monday, who was considered armed and dangerous and wanted by the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office in connection with a burglary and theft at The Calhoun School and for home invasion and robbery events in Hayneville.

Lieutenant R.L. Duckett, public relations liaison for the Montgomery Police Department, confirmed that the Montgomery Police Department assisted the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force with the apprehension of Deon Jenkins, 27, of the Calhoun area, at about 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19 in the 1600 block of Northgate Drive in Montgomery.

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She said he was turned over to the U.S. Marshals Task Force.

Lieutenant G. Lashun Hutson of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office said the arrest was a combined effort by U.S. Marshals, the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office, the Hayneville Police Department and the Montgomery Police Department.

Hutson said the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office would charge Jenkins with burglary second degree and theft of property first degree in connection with the burglary and vandalism of The Calhoun School.

Hayneville Police Chief Kelvin Mitchell said Jenkins has been charged with robbery first degree, theft of property first degree, theft of property second and burglary third degree in connection with home invasion events in Hayneville and attempted burglary in connection with a Hayneville AG incident.

“We had an anonymous tip that he may be in that (Montgomery) area, so we put some eyes over there,” Hutson said of the Jenkins arrest. “The eyes spotted him and we were able to coordinate with the agencies that were mentioned.”

He said the area in which Jenkins was located was surrounded and that he did try to run. But there was a dog present, Hutson said, and, “When he heard the ‘roof’ from the dog, he didn’t want to have any dealing with that dog. So, he surrendered.”

Hutson said Jenkins was in custody of the Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday on about $110,000 cash bond.

He said U.S. Marshals made the arrest. He also said Montgomery County had some home invasions they wanted to talk to him about, as well, and that more charges may be pending.

“I’m elated to have him in custody, Hutson said. “I think the people of Lowndes County can rest a little easier now. I think some of our burglaries are going to go down.”