Trenton man charged in another shootout committed while he was mistakenly set free
TRENTON >> A city man who was erroneously let out of jail has been charged in another shooting.
Police said that Bayshawn Jennings, 21, of Trenton, was charged with a January 1 shootout in the 300 block of Centre Street around 3:30 p.m. The shooting occurred while Jennings was out on lesser bail amount than the $1 million number that apparently was not communicated to the jail.
In the January 1 incident a man was shot in the lower back, another was shot in the abdomen, and a third victim suffered gunshot wounds to his right hand, left forearm and upper chest. Trenton Police Lt. Rolando Ramos said through their investigation police were able to identify Jennings as one of the shooters in the shootout. Basean Giddens, 26, was arrested in connection with the same shooting.
Ramos said that Jennings was in custody for a previous arrest in connection with a 2016 shooting on Winder Avenue. The Mercer County Prosecutor’s office said Jennings was arrested the day after the shooting on Winder Avenue and his bail was subsequently set at $1 million. Bayshawn Jennings
He had an additional bail of $150,000 set for the drugs and guns found in the alleged getaway vehicle that police arrested him in near the corner of Perry and North Montgomery Streets. He posted the $150,000 bail on Dec. 5, the prosecutor’s office said.
Prosecutors said the county jail had no knowledge of the $1 million bail, but it appeared that the jail hadn’t received the higher bail from the court.
Jennings later had a VOORHEES >> A 12-year-old New Jersey girl spent Valentine’s Day delivering over 1,300 books donated to a children’s hospital.
Charlotte Olson tells the Courier-Post her original goal was to collect 1,000 children’s books as a way to give back to her town of Voorhees.
She started the book drive before Christmas, using social media, her family and church to help spread the word. bench warrant issued on January 24.
Jennings appeared via video in at the Mercer County Court Wednesday for his initial appearance after being charged on the January 1 shooting. His attorney entered not guilty pleas and made a number of discovery requests.
Prosecutor’s requested a detention hearing for Jennings which the court set for Friday.
On Tuesday, she brought boxes full of books to Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper’s outpatient Voorhees site. She also gave $220 to go toward more book purchases.
The books were presented to physicians and staff, who’ll distribute them to patients at sites throughout the year as part of Cooper’s Reach Out and Read program.
The hospital says it’s the largest book donation they’ve ever received.