Chocowinity town commissioner resigns after latest arrest

BEAUFORT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - An Eastern Carolina town commissioner who remains in jail has resigned after his latest arrest.

Chocowinity's interim town attorney says she received Curt Jenkins' resignation letter this morning. It takes effect immediately.

Last Friday Jenkins turned himself into the Beaufort County Magistrate's Office on felony stalking charges. Deputies say the man ran from them the night before when they tried to arrest him.

Just last month Jenkins was jailed under a $500,000 bond for charges of strangulation and second-degree kidnapping. He's also previously faced charges for violating his conditions of release.

Jenkins turned himself in on the charges last month.

Jenkins was also arrested in Beaufort County in November 2017 on assault charges, and in 2016 he faced assault by strangulation charges as well.

The town attorney said the town board will meet to appoint a new commissioner for Jenkin's seat on the board. Jenkins was elected in 2015 to a four-year term that ends next year.

Jenkins remains in jail after his bond on previous charges was revoked on Friday at the request of the district attorney.


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An Eastern Carolina town commissioner today surrendered to authorities on the latest charges against him, and a magistrate revoked all previous bonds.

Chocowinity Town Commissioner Curt Jenkins was wanted on felony stalking charges.

Lt. Jim VanLandingham says Jenkins ran from deputies Thursday night when they tried to arrest him and he got away.

The stalking charges are from Pitt County.

The sheriff's office says after Jenkins turned himself in the magistrate's office, he was given a $10,000 bond. But the district attorney filed a motion prior to his surrender, and bonds for the other charges were revoked.

Jenkins is being held in jail without bond.

Just last month Jenkins was jailed under a $500,000 bond for charges of strangulation and second-degree kidnapping. He's also previously faced charges for violating his conditions of release.

Jenkins turned himself in on the charges last month.

Jenkins was also arrested in Beaufort County in November 2017 on assault charges, and in 2016 he faced assault by strangulation charges as well.

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An Eastern Carolina town commissioner is in jail on a half million dollar bond after turning himself in Monday morning.

Beaufort County deputies say Curt Jenkins has been charged with assault by strangulation and second-degree kidnapping. He was also served an order for arrest from Pitt County for violating his conditions of release in a previous assault case.

The Chocowinity town commissioner turned himself into the Beaufort County Magistrate's Office around 9:30 a.m.

It was just last November that Jenkins was charged with felony second-degree kidnapping in Pitt County.

Jenkins was also arrested in Beaufort County in November 2017 on assault charges, and in 2016 he faced assault by strangulation charges as well.


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A local town commissioner is in more trouble with the law after being charged on another set of assault charges.

Chief Deputy Charlie Rose of the Beaufort County sheriff’s office says Curt Jenkins is facing several charges including second-degree kidnapping, strangulation, and failure to follow a judge’s orders.

Rose says they have not yet arrested Jenkins, who is a Chocowinity town commissioner, as they are still trying to locate him.

No other details surrounding the alleged assault have been released.

Chief Deputy Rose asks if anyone has information on Jenkins’ whereabouts to call the Beaufort or Pitt County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Stoppers in either county.

It was just last November that Jenkins was charged with felony second-degree kidnapping in Pitt County.

Jenkins was also arrested in Beaufort County in November 2017 on assault charges, and in 2016 he faced assault by strangulation charges as well.