Robbery in Clemmons results in more charges for standoff suspects


Christopher Shane Jenkins and Andrew Jovanni Menjivar (left to right)

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CLEMMONS, N.C. — Two brothers, one of whom was being held hostage by the other in a standoff in Winston-Salem earlier this week, are facing new charges in connection with a robbery in Clemmons.

With both brothers already in custody in Forsyth County, police on Thursday charged Christopher Shane Jenkins, 31, of Winston-Salem, with one count of felonious robbery with a dangerous weapon; and also charged Andrew Jovanni Menjivar, 16, of Tobaccoville, with felony larceny.

Police say one of the brothers entered Cellular Sales on Lewisville-Clemmons Road on Jan. 31, 2013, around 6:30 p.m., cut the security wires on two display phones and fled the business.

A store employee pursued the suspect and detained him but was confronted in the parking lot by the other brother, who produced a firearm and threatened to use it if the suspect was not released. The employee complied with the demand and the two fled the scene.

Both brothers are facing numerous other charges stemming from various incidents.

Jenkins’ total bond is now $240,000.

Menjivar’s total bond is now $40,000.

Both are scheduled to appear in court Feb. 27.

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