Jalen Carr and Brandon Beverly face felony murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, and conspiracy charges in the death of 20-year-old Curtis Jenkins. Police also are looking for more connections in the case.
By Matt Skoufalos | September 17, 2019
Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Beverly of Westville and 22-year-old Jalen Carr of Sicklerville both face a host of charges, including: felony murder, kidnapping, armed robbery, conspiracy to commit kidnapping and conspiracy to commit armed robbery, and numerous weapons charges.
Beverly was also charged with knowing and purposeful murder, which indicates his alleged role in planning the crime.
Both are being held in the Camden County Jail pending trial.
Jenkins, III was allegedly lured to a property in the 2700 block of Congress Road on the evening of June 30, where police say he was abducted.
Beverly and Carr are alleged to have robbed people close to Jenkins, III that same night in order to obtain his family’s phone numbers for the purposes of ransoming him. He was the grandson of Camden City Council President Curtis Jenkins.
A 30-hour manhunt followed, during which the case went from being a missing persons incident to a homicide. Jenkins, III’s body was recovered in an abandoned building on Liberty Street in Camden City July 3. Beverly was arrested July 1 on an unrelated warrant; Carr was arrested July 5.
Police believe at least three other men may have knowledge of the crime. Last week, the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO) published this video seeking help from the public identifying them.
Anyone with information on their whereabouts is urged not to approach them, but is instead asked to call 9-1-1 or CCPO Det. Elvin Nunez at 856-614-8078 or Camden County Police Det. Colin O’Sullivan at 856-757-7042.
Anyone charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. An arrest is not a conviction.
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