Suspect Arrested for Armed Robbery


BEAUFORT, SC (April 5/10:00 AM) – A domestic dispute between a 25-year old Seabrook man and his 20-year old girlfriend Saturday afternoon ended in an arrest for armed robbery.

At approximately 1:45 pm, Sheriff’s deputies responded to a reported armed robbery occurring minutes before in the parking lot of Sun House Gas (3448 Trask Pkwy). Upon arrival, deputies met with a 20-year Shavell Devoe, who advised that her boyfriend, Craig Anthony Jenkins, Jr. had just stolen cash and a cell phone from her purse and had threatened to shoot her.

Devoe stated that she, Jenkins, their four-month old son, and two children she was babysitting (ages 7 and 12) had been out shopping for the day. During the trip, she and Jenkins had gotten into an argument. They were traveling on Trask Pkwy when she pulled over at the gas station to fuel her vehicle. While pumping gas, she noticed Jenkins taking her cell phone and some cash from her purse. When Devoe reached over to stop him, she advised that Jenkins pulled out a gun and threatened to shoot her.

Jenkins removed the items from Devoe’s purse, then fled the store on foot. Devoe left the area, going to the Enmark (3076 Trask Pkwy) where she called 911. Deputies made contact with Jenkins, who had returned to Sun House Gas with a family member. Jenkins was detained and the stolen items recovered from his pockets. The firearm used in the robbery, a .22 caliber pistol was found under a seat in Devoe’s car. Upon further inspection it was discovered that the serial number on the gun had been defaced.

Jenkins was placed under arrest on charges of Armed Robbery and Unlawful Possession of a Pistol. He was transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center where he currently remains.

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