Police Arrest Wanted Man in Calhoun High Vandalism


By Ellis Eskew

Lowndes County law enforcement make an arrest in a vandalism case at Calhoun High School - - and the suspect is also thought to be behind several other burglaries as well.

Alabama News Network was the only TV station as authorities brought Deon Jenkins into custody.
Jenkins denies any wrong doing.
However, police believe Jenkins broke into Calhoun High school in April and vandalized the school. He also allegedly stole ten thousand dollars worth of electronics, which he later sold.
There are several other crimes as well in the Hayneville community that Jenkins may be involved in.
Police say he has been armed and dangerous, but now he finally is off the streets.

Police Chief Kelvin Mitchell says, "I want to tell the community in Hayneville they can relax now and be relieved we have Mr. Jenkins in custody. Want to say thank you to the U.S. Marshals and Montgomery County Sheriff's Dept. We appreciate it."

Law enforcement was not able to comment on whether Jenkins was involved in the Hayneville post office robbery that left a postal service driver wounded.
Jenkins is facing multiple charges theft charges.

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