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Convicted felon sentenced to twenty years in prison Fort Myers

Posted at 11:38 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 11:38:58-05

FORT MYERS, Fla. — The State Attorney's Office announced the sentencing of a convicted felon.

Shermykael Juanius Jenkins, Sr., 37, was sentenced to 20 years in prison after being found guilty as charged of Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Convicted Felon and three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Fort Myers Police Department responded to a report of possible criminal mischief back in April.

While en route, dispatch advised the officer that the perpetrator had broken a window and left the scene.

The officer saw a man fitting the description of the suspect, on a bicycle with a black backpack and no lights.

When the officer tried to approach Jenkins, he ignored the officers' commands. Jenkins was seen throwing a silver object over a fence nearby.

When a second officer arrives, they were able to detain Jenkins.

Officers recovered the object, which was a gun. They also found two types of pills in a pill bottle near Jenkins.

The pills were tested and identified as the prescription drugs Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine.

The backpack had a plastic baggie filled with cocaine and two bags containing tobacco mixed with a designer drug and stimulant called Eutylone.