• York County couple held at gunpoint in home invasion; teen charged


    McCONNELLS, S.C. - Deputies said an 18-year-old is facing multiple charges after he allegedly kidnapped a couple at gunpoint during a home invasion before leading police on a high-speed chase and crashing the truck he stole.

    Collin Jenkins

    Collin Jenkins, 18, of McConnells, is accused of a home invasion at the Ferndale Road residence around 12:15 a.m. Thursday. Authorities said he was wearing a camouflage mask and armed with a handgun.

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    Jenkins smashed a window to get into the home, police said. Once inside, he held the couple at gunpoint and stole money. He then stole the husband's pickup truck and sped off, deputies said.

    The couple called 911 and as deputies were arriving, they spotted the stolen truck driving away near the scene, officials said.

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    Several deputies chased Jenkins along S.C. 322 from McConnells, in western York County, toward Rock Hill, according to a sheriff's office incident report.



    Other officers deployed stop sticks across Oak Park Road in an effort to deflate the truck’s tires, police said.

    Jenkins wrecked the stolen truck and was captured by deputies, who recovered a loaded .38-caliber handgun as well as the stolen cash.

    Jenkins is being held without bond at the York County jail. He was charged with burglary, kidnapping, armed robbery, grand larceny, two weapons charges, and four charges in the police chase, according to sheriff's office and jail records.

    Jenkins faces up to life in prison if convicted.

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