Friday, February 8, 2013
Jenkins, 25, wanted for two St. Petersburg killings, was arrested by U.S. Marshals on Friday, authorities said.
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Friday, February 8
Double murder suspect Jamaal Jenkins was arrested Friday afternoon by U.S. Marshals in Louisiana, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has announced. Jenkins, 25, was wanted on two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Destynee Burkes, of Gulfport, who was shot and killed on Jan. 7, and Tieyannie Hollis, who was shot Jan. 14 in St. Petersburg and died days later. The sheriff's office had offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to his arrest. Updated 9 a.m. Saturday Jenkins was arrested in a home in Metairie, Louisiana, which is just outside New Orleans, around 3:30 p.m. Friday. According to the sheriff's office, during the course of the investigation, members of the U.S. Marshal Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task …
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Did you miss this week's top stories? Catch up on Gulfport Patch's most read articles this week.
'Redneck' Reality Show Filmed in Gulfport Gets Air Date: The Blueberry Patch, along with Gulfport residents, will appear in an all-new episode of 'My Big Redneck Vacation,' on the CMT. Stolen Cars Driven by Alleged Murder Suspect Recovered: Pinellas deputies believe that two cars driven by alleged murder suspect Jamaal Jenkins, wanted for the shooting deaths of Destynee Burkes and Tieyannie Hollis, were found. Jail Bookings Report: Jan. 14 - 20: The following people were arrested by Gulfport Police between January 14 - 20, 2013. The information is provided by the Gulfport Police Department and the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Traffic Calming Program Coming Soon: Are people speeding in your neighborhood? The City has adopted a traffic …
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Pinellas deputies believe that two cars driven by alleged murder suspect Jamaal Jenkins, wanted for the shooting deaths of Destynee Burkes and Tieyannie Hollis, were found.
Jan. 7, the night Destynee Burkes was murdered at the 34th Street La Quinta Inn, Burkes came to the motel in a newer model Chrysler 200. A week later, Tieyannie Hollis was shot at the Mariners Pointe Apartments. The suspect drove a green Toyota Camry. According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, both of those cars were driven by 25-year-old Jamaal Jenkins. Both cars have now been found and Jenkins is still at-large. Wednesday, Jan. 23, the Chrysler 200 was recovered in Orange County. Detectives said on Jan. 18, they learned the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office had located the green Toyota Camry in a wooded area. The vehicle had been burned. According to the Sheriff's Office, Jenkins took the Chrysler from the motel after allegedly…
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Jamaal Jenkins, 25, is wanted on two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Destynee Burkes, who was shot and killed on Jan. 7, and Tieyannie Hollis who was shot Jan. 14 and died days later.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Sheriff Gualtieri said he believes Jamaal Jenkins is still in St. Petersburg/Pinellas County. Jenkins is considered a serious threat to public safety.
Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri announced Thursday that the department is offering $50,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Jamaal Jenkins. Jenkins, 25, is wanted on two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of Destynee Burkes, who was shot and killed on Jan. 7, and Tieyannie Hollis who was shot Jan. 14 and died days later. Burkes was shot "execution style" in the back of the head, and Hollis was shot multiple times, including in the head. Gualtieri said Jenkins has recently been seen driving in a teal, newer model four-door Toyota Camry. He said Jenkins is stealing tags from other Toyota Camrys, which means when authorities run the tags, everything comes up clean. "We have been receiving good and credible …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Investigators have launched a manhunt to find the suspect in the shooting death of Destynee Burkes of Gulfport and a second shooting of a man in St. Pete.
Investigators are asking for the public's help in finding the suspect in the shooting death of Detynee Burkes, 24, of Gulfport and the shooting Monday of a St. Petersburg man at an apartment building. In a press conference Tuesday, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and St. Petersburg Police Department announced that Jamaal Jenkins is the suspect in both incidents. Investigators said that Jenkins, Destynee Burkes and Tieyannie Hollis – the second shooting victim – were involved in a love triangle that turned violent. On Jan. 7, Burkes was found shot to death, execution style, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Investigators said she had been shot in the back of the head at the La Quinta Inn, at 4999 34th St. N., in …