The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 9, 2012

Jenkins faces life in prison after shooting

By Cass Rains, Staff Writer
Enid News and Eagle

ENID, Okla. — Money likely was the motivating factor in a shooting last week that sent an Enid man to the hospital and has another facing life in prison, according to local law enforcement authorities.

Jeremy Edward Jenkins, also know as Jeremy Smart, turned himself into police Friday after the shooting. He is facing charges of shooting with intent to kill, or, as an alternative, assault and battery with a deadly weapon. Both felony crimes are punishable by up to life in prison. Jenkins is being denied bond.

According to an affidavit filed in the case, Enid Police Department responded to reports of shots fired at 11:38 p.m. Thursday at 1510 E. Broadway.

PDF: Download affadavit here

Officers learned Jeffery Holt had been shot in the face and taken to St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and was awaiting transport to an Oklahoma City hospital.

Detective Mark Pettus spoke with a woman who lived at the apartments on East Broadway.

The woman said Holt knocked on her door, trying to get in. She refused to let him, according to an affidavit. She said she took her child into another room of the apartment when she heard a a struggle and a gunshot come from the hallway.

The woman said she was unsure if Holt made it inside her apartment.

Detective Tim Doyle spoke with Emmitt Brock, who said he and Jenkins went to 1510 E. Broadway knowing Holt was there.

Brock said he had a gun under the console of his pickup and when they arrived Jenkins must have grabbed the gun, according to the affidavit. He said Jenkins confronted Holt about some money Holt owed him. Holt reached for what he believed was a knife clipped in his pocket and Jenkins pointed the gun at Holt, according to the affidavit.

Brock said Holt leaned into the gun and told Jenkins he wasn’t going to shoot and at that point they got into a struggle, according to the affidavit. Brock said he was watching another man who was with Holt when he heard a gunshot.

Brock said he went to his pickup and Jenkins followed him. He said they drive to his residence, and Jenkins still had the gun, a black Rossi .357 Magnum, according to the affidavit. Brock said he would not let Jenkins in his residence and was not sure where he went, according to the affidavit.

Police said Holt’s injuries were not life threatening.

Police searched a creek bed south of Sunset Plaza Friday afternoon for evidence related to the shooting. The search lasted several hours and police drained a portion of the creek. However, no evidence was recovered.

Visit www.enidnews.com to see the documents filed in the case.