New Jersey fugitives caught in Valdosta - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

New Jersey fugitives caught in Valdosta

January 11, 2008

Valdosta - A four month search for two New Jersey convicts ends in Valdosta.

52 year-old Robert Jenkins and his 27 year-old son Tywonn Harris are wanted in Lakewood, New Jersey on a laundry list of charges.

For Harris those include aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, sexual assault, and tampering with witnesses.

Lakewood police also want to question him about his involvement with a suspicious death.

The Southwest Georgia Gang Task Force and Valdosta police say they received a tip they were staying in the city with friends or family and took action without asking questions. 

"More often than not we do not inquire what they did unless its something we really need to know. Just the fact that a warrant was out for aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, we felt that we knew enough about these subjects and needed to use great care in apprehending them," says Bernard Robinson of the Valdosta Police.

The Southwest Georgia Drug Task Force made the arrest with the assistance of Valdosta Police Monday night without incident.

Both will be extradited back to New Jersey next week.

Jenkins will be charged with probation violations.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=fugitivescaught

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Mitchell Co. helps cancer patient with battle

    Mitchell Co. helps cancer patient with battle

    Monday, May 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-05-21 04:18:57 GMT
    This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)
    This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)This couple has been married for five years and was given bad news this year. (Source: WALB)

    Matthew Leverette, a well-known man in Mitchell County, has been in a tough battle against cancer since March. Sunday, he wanted his neighbors to know how important their support is to him when times get tough. 

    More >>

    Matthew Leverette, a well-known man in Mitchell County, has been in a tough battle against cancer since March. Sunday, he wanted his neighbors to know how important their support is to him when times get tough. 

    More >>
  • Fathers make impact with young boys for Empowerment Day

    Fathers make impact with young boys for Empowerment Day

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:41 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:41:09 GMT
    Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)
    Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)Brainiacs 21st Century Learning hosted their first annual Father and Son Empowerment Day. (Source: WALB)

    Young boys in Albany spent Sunday learning about the importance of having a father figure in their life.

    More >>

    Young boys in Albany spent Sunday learning about the importance of having a father figure in their life.

    More >>
  • Dougherty EMA hosts active shooter training

    Dougherty EMA hosts active shooter training

    Sunday, May 20 2018 11:38 PM EDT2018-05-21 03:38:36 GMT
    Dougherty County's Emergency Management Agency along with state emergency and security officials hosted the active shooter response training. (Source: WALB)Dougherty County's Emergency Management Agency along with state emergency and security officials hosted the active shooter response training. (Source: WALB)

    After the country watched the latest school shooting unfold Friday, officials in Dougherty County hosted a training for people to learn how to respond to active shooting situations.

    More >>

    After the country watched the latest school shooting unfold Friday, officials in Dougherty County hosted a training for people to learn how to respond to active shooting situations.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly