Charges Dropped for Local Officer


Charges against a Rainbow City police officer who was arrested in January on sodomy charges are dropped by an Etowah County judge. According to Attorney James Shelnutt, the District Judge dismissed charges against Chase Jenkins, who resigned from Rainbow City police after his arrest. Shelnutt says immediately following the hearing, Jenkins' estranged wife Melissa Jenkins was arrested on charges of perjury and falsely reporting an incident. She is being held without bond in the Etowah County Detention Center. Jenkins previously held the rank of captain with the Rainbow City department.

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