SAGINAW, MI — Just a few months after being paroled from prison, a Saginaw man allegedly kidnapped a woman at gunpoint and threatened to kill her 3-year-old son. As a result, he’s heading back to jail for a few more years.
Saginaw County Circuit Judge Janet M. Boes on Tuesday, Nov. 23, sentenced 27-year-old Marcellus D. “Boop” Jenkins Jr. to two to 15 years in prison, plus a flat two-year stint. The two terms are to be served consecutively with one another.
Boes gave Jenkins no credit for time served in the jail, due to his parolee status when he committed his latest offenses.
Jenkins in October pleaded no contest to single counts of felonious assault and felony firearm. In exchange, the prosecution dismissed numerous other firearm-related charges and counts of unlawful imprisonment and domestic violence.
The convictions stem from conduct Jenkins perpetrated in February 2020. Police previously said a 22-year-old woman whom Jenkins had been dating drove to her Saginaw home the night of Feb. 9, her son in the vehicle’s back seat. Upon the woman’s arrival at the residence, Jenkins entered the vehicle’s passenger side and ordered her to drive him to his home, located elsewhere in the city.
Jenkins was armed with a handgun and, at one point, turned and pointed it at the woman’s son and threatened to kill him, prosecutors said.
Later, Jenkins fired a round from the gun out of the driver’s side window, in front of the woman.
A third-party called 911 and police located Jenkins, the woman, and her child at Jenkins’ house, prosecutors said. Police arrested Jenkins and recovered a handgun.
The woman and her child were not physically harmed, prosecutors said. The child is not Jenkins’, prosecutors said.
A Saginaw County judge in July 2014 sentenced Jenkins to three, two-year terms in prison on felony firearm convictions, plus stints of two to six years, two to seven and a half years, and three to fifteen years stemming from assault convictions.
The Michigan Department of Corrections paroled Jenkins on Nov. 14, 2019. He was to remain on parole until Feb. 14, 2021.
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