Walter Mencken 6:15 p.m., Feb. 28
Escondido "skin-head" gets prison term
Now 25, he began his felony career when 18-years-old
A man described as a “documented skin head” was sentenced to more than 2 years State prison, on burglary and stolen vehicle charges, in San Diego's North County Superior Courthouse.
Chase Evans Jenkins, 25, admitted the two felony charges in a plea deal. The felony paperwork states that his sentence of 2 years and 8 months will run concurrent with any time imposed for probation violations and three other, separate criminal cases. Jenkins has prior convictions for grand theft and possessing a hypodermic needle in jail and another stolen vehicle, according to court paperwork.
Escondido police testified in court last September, that prominent tattoos on Jenkins’ neck, which were captured in surveillance video, were helpful in identifying him as their suspect for new stolen-vehicle and burglary cases.
A prosecutor stated that Jenkins’ criminal career started in 2005, when he was 18.
In a court hearing on January 28, 2013, Superior Court Judge Aaron Katz ordered Jenkins to pay restitution of $2,000 to one of his victims named as Wanda, and $830 to Leo Hamel Fine Jewelers.