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16-year-old charged as adult for gun possession, aggravated assault, and car theft

BY JENNIFER CABRERA

Keishawn Xavier Jelks, 16, has been charged as an adult in connection with a May 30 incident in which he allegedly threatened to shoot a woman, stole her car, and also possessed methamphetamine and drug equipment.

According to the charging document, Jelks has been charged with possessing a firearm although he was previously convicted as a juvenile of an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult; he is also charged with threatening to harm a woman with the gun and stealing her car.

When he was arrested, he was allegedly in possession of methamphetamine, a baggie for packaging drugs, and a scale.

Jelks is being held on $171,000 bond.

Articles about arrests are based on reports from law enforcement agencies. The charges listed are taken from the arrest report and/or court records and are only accusations. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

  • We don’t need to be wiping the records of juveniles like this…
    This guy is a menace to society…a bad seed.—-Just like in baseball,
    3 strikes you’re out! Commit a crime with a gun and you’re
    Done! —-why don’t our local officials help the black
    Youth on the eastside of GNV? The city park. & recreation services should
    Have social justice murals and RTS should have the 10,20, life slogan wrapped on the city buses instead of all
    Those ambulance chasing lawyer ads. This kid is going
    To end up like George Floyd and Travon Martin if politicians like Poe, Saco, Chesnut and the other mask
    Wearers don’t do anything to get the message out and
    Educate these out of control youth. Is it violent video games like grand theft auto that exacerbates this criminal behavior? Should Biden be talking about removing guns in video games? The system failed this kid and he will end up hurting innocent citizens and will probably spend most his life in prison or dead. WhaT Are BLM, the NAACP, the C of G, the ACSB, the county, and
    Churches doing to help these troubled youth from ruining their lives and the lives of innocent others? Should parents have to get a permit before they can
    Bring a child into this world? He probably had no father
    Figure in his life. He probably can’t read or write at the
    3rd grade level either. Is education the key or a nuclear family? Is it mental illness??

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