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For Immediate Release

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October 12, 2010 DUSM Frank Conroy, District of South Carolina (843) 727-4255
U.S. Marshals Capture Two Fugitives in One House

Florence, SC – Jackie Jenkins, 24, and Lorenzo Herion, 20, were arrested in Conway in the afternoon hours of October 7 by U.S. Marshals and partnering law enforcement agencies. Jenkins is charged by the Horry County Police Department with 2 counts of Assault and Battery with Intent to Kill and Burglary. In these instances, it is alleged that in December 2009, Jenkins was involved in a shooting in Loris and in March 2010, Jenkins invaded a home in Little River, shooting a homeowner twice, who survived. Herion is charged by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office with weapons offenses and the Horry County Sheriff’s Office with failure to stop for a blue light.

The U.S. Marshals led Operation Intercept Fugitive Task Force in Florence, along with SLED, Horry County Police Department, and Conway Police Department developed information that both Jenkins and Herion were living together in Conway at 1226 Parkhill Drive. U.S. Marshals located Jenkins and Herion inside that residence, placing them into custody without incident. During the arrest a semiautomatic pistol was located and recovered. Both Jenkins and Herion were transported to the Horry County Detention Center.

“After almost a year on the lam, Mr. Jenkins thought that he could out run the U.S. Marshals and our partnering law enforcement agencies; he was wrong. It is the ability of all law enforcement agencies, with a collective effort, that makes capturing fugitives like Mr. Jenkins and Mr. Herion possible. The U.S. Marshals are committed to that partnership and dedicated to ultimately making the community a safer place.” stated Kelvin Washington, U.S. Marshal for South Carolina.

Established in 1789, the United States Marshals Service is the nation’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. In fiscal year 2009, the Marshals arrested more than 36,400 federal fugitives, clearing 39,400 felony warrants. Marshal’s Service led task forces like South Carolina’s Operation Intercept arrested 90,800 state and local fugitives, clearing 117,000 felony warrants. Locally, Operation Intercept arrested over 2,500 South Carolina fugitives during the same period. More information about the Marshals and other South Carolina fugitives can be found on the web at www.usmarshals.gov.