Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Investigative Operations Bureau
St. Petersburg Police Department
U.S. Marshals Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force
U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force
Jamal Jenkins (Arrested)
Arrested for two counts 1st degree murder
Sheriff Bob Gualtieri has announced the arrest of Jamaal Jenkins. The Sheriff made the announcement alongside Major Mike Kovacsev of the St. Petersburg Police Department on the evening of February 8th, 2013. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested wanted suspect Jamaal Jenkins in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
The suspect was arrested at about 3:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2013.
The suspect was arrested in a home located in Metairie, Louisiana, which is just outside New Orleans.
During the course of the investigation, members of the U.S. Marshal Service Florida Regional Fugitive Task Force which includes Pinellas Sheriff’s deputies and St. Petersburg Police Department Officers, were able to generate information as to the whereabouts of Jamaal Jenkins.
Members of the local Task Force reached out to their counterparts of theMarshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Task Force, who effected the arrest of Jenkins in a home at 4217 Hessner Street, Unit 116 in Metairie, Louisiana.
Deputies and Officers will be traveling to Metairie to continue the investigation.
Jenkins was arrested for the murders of Destynee Nekole Burkes and Tieyannie Hollis. (For further information see Release #s 13-008 and 13-018.)
A photo of the suspect, taken upon his arrest in Metairie is below.