UPDATE: Shooting suspect caught at Darton State College

ALBANY, Ga. - A shooting suspect who was wanted in Terrell County was caught on the Darton State College campus, officials with the campus confirm.

Darton Police Chief James Brackin says that campus police got a call at 9:38 a.m. this morning stating that there were several law enforcement agencies in pursuit of a shooting suspect from Terrell County that was turning onto the campus.

Brackin said the suspect drove over to the area were the student housing complex is located, and then came toward the center of campus to the loading dock by the cafeteria. At that point, he had no where else to go and was apprehended by the Terrell County Sheriff's Office without incident.

The suspect did not have a gun on him at the time of his arrest. There were no injuries or damages reported on campus, Brackin said. The vehicle was towed back to Terrell County.

Terrell County Sheriff John Bowens identified the suspect as Jacory Jenkins, 23. He is thought to have fatally shot his father, 69-year-old Robert Jenkins, at 9 a.m. in the backyard of his residence on Chain Gang Road in Dawson.

Bowens said that the father had been shot four or five times before being struck over the head with a .22 rifle. The younger Jenkins was on probation for crimes including aggravated assault, obstruction of a law enforcement officer, probation violation and cruelty to children.

"He was sentenced to serve 10 years. He only served 12 months," Bowens said.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking further into the incident.


DoctorDorite 3 years, 2 months ago

Sentenced to 10 yrs and served only 12 months ??? somebody needs to really come down hard on the parole board for this. This is serious failures these board members are committing and its costing innocent lives. Blood is on their hands and we should remind them daily !!


koffee 3 years, 2 months ago

My heart go out to the family ! At this time the young man need jesus.


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