Candidate for Collier Commission Arrested

Collier Commissioner Candidate
Posted at 3:43 PM, Aug 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-03 15:47:41-04

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A candidate for Collier Commissioner was arrested.

The candidate, John Jenkins, 55, was found lying in the parking lot of Breaktime Lounge yelling for his Lyft driver according to a sheriff’s report.

When asked about the injuries to his face, Jenkins said he fell in the parking lot.

Jenkins said he had four drinks at the bar and did not consume any illicit drugs.

A bag with Cocaine was found in his pocket upon a search.

Jenkins was charged with Possession of Cocaine.

He is unopposed in the August Democratic Primary.

Read full report here.

The Collier County Democratic Party issued the following statement:

"We were saddened to hear of the difficult times John Jenkins is going through. We all deserve the space and privacy to deal with disruptive issues in our lives. It would be in his—and the community’s — best interest, therefore, for Mr. Jenkins to withdraw from his run for County Commission in District 1."

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