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Two men charged in May 15 shooting in Ferriday

Published 12:11am Friday, July 26, 2013

Ferriday — The Ferriday Police Department arrested two men Wednesday on attempted murder charges in connection with a May 15 shooting that left a car riddled with bullet holes.

After evading police for more than two months, Robert L. Jenkins, 22, 605 Maple St. and Johnjuan D. Hawkins, 19, 216 2nd St., were arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a weapon and attempted second degree murder.

Police Chief Richard Madison said officers attempted to serve the warrants shortly after the Incident, but Hawkins and Jenkins couldn’t be located.

“We did our best to find them,” Madison said. “But, if they find out we are looking for them, they might decide to hide.”

Madison said Hawkins was found hiding in a friend’s residence. Madison said police arrested Jenkins after spotting him driving in Ferriday.

The shooting occurred on May 15 on Sixth Street, when Jenkins and Hawkins got into an argument with Ferriday resident Brandon Daniels, who was sitting in his car, Madison said.

Jenkins and Hawkins allegedly fired seven shots at the car, Madison said.

“The car was left riddled with bullet holes and one of the bullets hit Daniels in the hip,” he said. “They tried to evade us, but they couldn’t hide for long.”