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A young multi-felon admitted three new felonies in a plea deal this morning in the Vista courthouse.

Chase Evans Jenkins, 25, today admitted car theft and first degree burglary of an inhabited home and possession of hypodermic needle while in jail. Jenkins expects to be sentenced to 2 years and 8 months in prison next month, according to the judge’s reading of the plea deal.

The new prison term will run concurrently with Jenkins’ other felony matters, including probation violations on his prior cases. The youthful defendant, previously described in court as a “documented skinhead,” has a criminal record that began when he was 18 years old, for drugs and stolen goods, according to court documents.

A distinctive tattoo on Jenkins, captured on surveillance video, was said to be helpful to Escondido Police who were looking to identify the driver of a stolen vehicle.

Judge K. Michael Kirkman accepted the plea deal and ordered the defendant back in court November 29 to hear formal sentencing, in San Diego’s North County Superior Courthouse.

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SurfPuppy619 Oct. 29, 2012 @ 3:56 p.m.

I bet he is thinking that tattoo did not turn out to be such a good idea after all..everything is running concurrently, which is a gift. How a guy with several felonies udner his belt, and pleads to three new ones gets a lousy 32 months is crazy. If he gets good time credits he could cut that 32 months down to 16. Joke.


Visduh Oct. 29, 2012 @ 5:56 p.m.

Joke? I thought we had a "three strikes law" in this state. I think we do, but the prosecutors seldom invoke it, and even if we do. the prison overcrowding and early releases render it an empty threat. This creep needs to be off the streets permanently. Get used to the look of your new next-door neighbor.


SurfPuppy619 Oct. 29, 2012 @ 8:25 p.m.

The felonies must be "strike" offenses.

Burglary IS a strike offense but it can be charged as a strike or not charged as a strike, the prosecutor and the judge have discretion there....... ......


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