Officer Involved Shooting Suspect has Long Criminal History

The man accused of dragging a Beaufort County sheriff’s deputy during a traffic stop will face cocaine charges when he gets out of the hospital.

Akeem Jenkins was shot by that Sheriff’s deputy after investigators say he attempted to escape.

Jenkins suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Investigators say Jenkins had at least 10 grams of cocaine on him when the deputy stopped him Friday just before 6pm.

Akeem Jenkins has faced various charges in both Jasper and Beaufort Counties since 2012
Akeem Jenkins has faced various charges in both Jasper and Beaufort Counties since 2012

After getting stopped, Jenkins put the car in reverse – trapping Sgt Raymond Heroux in the side door.

Heroux fired several shots, hitting Jenkins, who was airlifted to memorial medical center.

I did some digging and found out Jenkins is no stranger to the law.

An arrest history dating back to 2012, including a connection to an attempted murder charge in Jasper County.

Has been put on probation multiple times, including at the time of this shooting.

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When he is released from the hospital, Jenkins will be arrested by Savannah-Chatham Metro Police on cocaine charges and extradited back to Beaufort County.

Any other charges are pending the results of the SLED investigation.

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