Tren­ton man charged in another shootout com­mit­ted while he was mis­tak­enly set free

The Trentonian (Trenton, NJ) - - NEWS - By Scott Ket­terer sket­terer@21st-cen­tu­ry­media. com @scot­tket­terer on Twit­ter

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.

MERCER COUNTY PROSE­CU­TOR’S OF­FICE PHOTO

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