Man steals car of good Samaritan who offered him help, Marion County sheriff says

Man steals car of good Samaritan who offered him help, Marion County sheriff says

Sheriff Billy Woods said Joshua Allen Jenkins, 36, took advantage of a person who stopped to offer Jenkins help when he was broken down on the side of the road.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who deputies said stole the car of a driver who had stopped to help him.
Sheriff Billy Woods said Joshua Allen Jenkins, 36, took advantage of a person who stopped to offer Jenkins help when he was broken down on the side of the road.
The roadway was not specified by the Sheriff's Office.

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“We need to get Joshua Jenkins off the streets and into the Gold Star Hotel. So, citizens, we need your help because I’m sure he isn’t going to turn himself in,” Woods said.
Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP and reference 19-76 in the tip. If a caller’s tip leads to an arrest, they could be eligible for a cash reward.
Wanted by Woods Wednesday!

Hello Marion County citizens, I’m your Sheriff Billy Woods. Today is Wanted by Woods Wednesday! We are looking for 36 year old Joshua Allen Jenkins who is wanted for Grand Theft. So Joshua, you think it is okay to steal a vehicle that doesn’t belong to you? You think it’s okay to take advantage of someone who stopped to offer you help when you were broken down on the side of the road? Well it’s not okay, Joshua. We need to get Joshua Jenkins off the streets and into the Gold Star Hotel. So citizens, we need your help because I’m sure he isn’t going to turn himself in. If you have any information on Joshua’s whereabouts, please call Crime Stoppers of Marion County at 352-368-STOP and reference 19-76 in your tip. If you use Crime Stoppers and your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward! And as always citizens, thank you for your help and have a great day!

Posted by Marion County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

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