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New charges filed against North Carolina town commissioner

June 8, 2018

CHOCOWINITY, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina town commissioner has turned himself in to sheriff’s deputies after he ran away from efforts to arrest him on a stalking charge.

Local news outlets report the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office told local news sources Chocowinity Town Commissioner Curt Jenkins turned himself in on Friday. Lt. Jim VanLandingham says Jenkins ran from deputies Thursday when they tried to arrest him.

Last month, Jenkins was jailed under a $500,000 bond for charges of assault by strangulation and second-degree kidnapping. He’s also previously faced charges for violating his conditions of release in a previous assault case.

Jenkins turned himself in on the charges last month. He is currently being held without bond after a district attorney filed a motion before his surrender and the bonds were revoked.

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