Marshals Nab Oakland Suspect Wanted For Attempted Murder
An Oakland man was arrested in Panola County after evading authorities for almost three weeks following a brutal altercation with his cousin. Yalobusha County Sheriff Mark D. Fulco reported Johnno Jenkins, 31, was apprehended by agents with the U.S. Marshals Task Force around 2 p.m. on Sept. 30 and charged with attempted murder.
An arrest warrant was issued following the Sept. 11 altercation when Johnno Jenkins allegedly struck his cousin with a vehicle and drug him down Spruce Street in Oakland. The victim, Joe Willie Jenkins, 49, was flown from the scene to the Regional Medical Center in Memphis in extremely critical condition. He remains hospitalized.
Fulco reported deputies were able to gather information at the scene, prompting the arrest warrant on Sept. 14, and authorities in surrounding counties had been actively searching for him. Johnno Jenkins is currently in custody in the Yalobusha County Detention Center. Fulco also reported the Mississippi Department of Corrections has a hold on him, as he was on probation at the time of the altercation.
In other law enforcement news:
• Fulco reported Bradley McGee and Meah Bonner were each charged with possession of methamphetamine following a traffic stop on Sept. 24. The sheriff reported deputies made the stop on Hwy. 51 in Oakland.
• William Hugh Evans, Jr., was arrested for possession of methamphetamine during a traffic stop on Hwy. 7 near Water Valley on Oct. 1.
• A Sept. 21 traffic stop on Hwy. 7 near the Bryant community led to the arrests of Bralin Jackson, Brandon Jackson, Keeric Williams and Kaderrious Pomerlee. All four were charged with possession of ecstasy. Fulco reported the department’s K9, Yoda, alerted to the presence of narcotics in the vehicle.