School surveillance video used to identify burglary suspect


Surveillance video after a break-in at a storage building at Coleman Elementary School in June was used to identify a suspect who drove other individuals to the school, Detective Mike Sweeney said Friday during a court hearing for the alleged driver, Gregory Jenkins.

Sweeney said the video showed Jenkins, 21, arrive at the school in a red Geo, then open up the trunk of the vehicle before other suspects loaded items into the trunk.

Earlier this month, police arrested Marquail White, 18, who is alleged to have taken a 46-inch flat-screen television from the storage room.

Sweeney said more than $8,000 worth of items were taken from the storage room, and said police have identified a number of suspects, including several juveniles. All of the suspects except three have been taken into custody, he said.

Jenkins surrendered to police Wednesday and allegedly admitted allowing other people to load the items into his vehicle.

Jefferson County district Judge Kim Bridgforth set a $10,000 bond for Jenkins after ruling that prosecutors had probable cause to charge him with commercial burglary and theft of property.

Jenkins said he would hire his own attorney and was told to come back to court Sept. 5.