East St. Louis man sentenced for role in kidnapping, assault

East St. Louis man sentenced for role in kidnapping, assault

East St. Louis man sentenced for role in kidnapping, assault

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by KMOV.com Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on October 28, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Updated Monday, Oct 28 at 6:58 PM

(KMOV) – An East St. Louis man was sentenced in federal court on Monday for his role in the kidnapping and assault of a Cahokia man in July 2012.

Jevon M. Jenkins, of East St. Louis, was sentenced Monday to 168 months in prison for the kidnapping and assault of a Cahokia man according to United States Attorney, Stephen R. Wigginton.

According to court documents, in July 2012 Jenkins and others physically assaulted the man in East St. Louis and then confined him to a vehicle and drove across the Poplar Street Bridge into Missouri.

United States Attorney Stephen R. Wigginton noted, “The facts of this case are unimaginable, atrocious, and inexcusable.  We are proud of the sentence imposed today.  It sends a strong message to the criminals: these crimes will not be tolerated.  My office remains dedicated to seeking justice for all victims.  Today the victim in this case witnessed that first hand.”

Details of the attack were not disclosed.

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