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East St. Louis Resident Pleads Guilty to Role in Kidnapping

U.S. Attorney’s Office December 03, 2012
  • Southern District of Illinois (618) 628-3700

Jevon M. Jenkins, of East St. Louis, Illinois, pled guilty in federal district on Thursday to aiding and abetting kidnapping, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Jenkins is scheduled for sentencing March 25, 2013. He faces a maximum penalty of any term of imprisonment or life imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, five years’ supervised release, and restitution to the victim.

Court documents indicate that in July 2012, Jenkins and others physically assaulted a Cahokia man in East St. Louis. Jenkins then aided and abetted a co-defendant in confining the Cahokia man in a vehicle and driving him across the Popular Street Bridge into Missouri.

The case was investigated by the cooperative efforts of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Illinois State Police, the Columbia (Illinois) Police Department, and the East St. Louis (Illinois) Police Department. The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Monica A. Stump.