Teen charged af­ter SC cou­ple held at gun­point in home in­va­sion

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A masked York County teen kid­napped a cou­ple at gun­point dur­ing a home in­va­sion, then was cap­tured when he wrecked a stolen truck af­ter a po­lice chase, deputies said.

Collin Rivers Jenk­ins, 18, of McCon­nells, is ac­cused of show­ing up at the Fern­dale Road home around 12:15 a.m. Thurs­day wear­ing a cam­ou­flage mask and armed with a hand­gun, said Trent Faris, spokesper­son for the York County Sher­iff’s Of­fice.

Jenk­ins is charged with bur­glary, kid­nap­ping, armed rob­bery, grand larceny, two weapons charges and four charges in the po­lice chase, ac­cord­ing to sher­iff’s of­fice and jail records. He faces up to life in prison if con­victed.

Jenk­ins smashed a win­dow to get into the home, po­lice said.

Po­lice say Jenk­ins, who wore a cam­ou­flage pat­tern mask, held the cou­ple at gun­point and stole money. He then stole their pickup truck and fled, deputies said.

The cou­ple called 911. As deputies were ar­riv­ing, of­fi­cers saw the white pickup that was stolen driv­ing away near the scene, of­fi­cers said.

Sev­eral deputies chased Jenk­ins along S.C. 322 from McCon­nells, in western York County, to­ward Rock Hill, ac­cord­ing to a sher­iff’s of­fice in­ci­dent re­port.

Other of­fi­cers put stop sticks – spiked traf­fic de­vices that punc­ture tires – across Oak Park Road, po­lice said.

Jenk­ins wrecked the stolen truck and was cap­tured by deputies, po­lice said.

Deputies re­cov­ered the money stolen in the rob­bery. They also re­cov­ered a tire iron used to smash the home win­dow, and the mask worn dur­ing the crime, de­tec­tives said.

Po­lice also re­cov­ered a loaded .38-cal­iber hand­gun.

Jenk­ins is be­ing held with­out bond at the York County jail.

Collin Jenk­ins

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