Suspect in standoff charged with additional offenses


(L-R) Christopher Shane Jenkins, Andrew Jovanni Menjivar

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A city man who held his brother hostage during armed standoff earlier this week with police had a troubled relationship with his former girlfriend, court records show, including threatening the woman a gun and forcing her to withdraw $18,000 from her bank accounts to help him pay his drug dealers.

A judge issued a domestic violence protective order against Christopher Shane Jenkins, 31, on Sept. 5, 2013, after Kristen D. Hunt, 26, accused Jenkins of threatening to harm her, holding her at gunpoint, threatening her parents.

Hunt also said Jenkins sent her 50 threatening messages, according to a court record, and stole money and her car.

Hunt declined Wednesday to comment about her relationship with Jenkins.

Jenkins held his 16-year-old brother, Andrew Jovanni Menjivar hostage at the Travelers Inn at 5906 University Parkway for about 27 hours on Monday and Tuesday.

Two hours after releasing Menjivar, Jenkins surrendered to police without incident, ending a tense standoff that shut down businesses and involved about 200 law-enforcement officers.

Police found a handgun in the motel room.

Hunt indicated the she broke up with Jenkins on Aug. 24. The next day, Jenkins came to her house armed with a gun, the record says.

Jenkins drove Hunt to Maryland, and then threatened to hurt Hunt and her parents if she didn’t withdraw money from her accounts for him.

On Aug. 26, Jenkins forced Hunt to withdraw $9,000 from her account while they were in Maryland.

They then drove to Greensboro where Jenkins forced Hunt to withdraw another $9,000 from two bank accounts, the record said.
Jenkins then dropped Hunt off at her apartment and took her car.

On Sept. 3, 2013, Jenkins sent Hunt a text message that read: “If I don’t get you back, I’m going to flip and cause people to get hurt,” according to the record. Jenkins also threatened to kill himself if Hunt didn’t take him back, the record shows.

On Oct. 1, Hunt said Jenkins threatened to kill her or her mother.

On Sept. 4 and Oct. 1, a Forsyth County magistrate issued arrest warrants for Jenkins, charging with him with making harassing phone calls, misdemeanor assault on a female and communicating threats, according to arrest warrants.

In addition to those charges, Jenkins is charged in connection with a chase Sunday night involving King police officers, authorities said Wednesday.

He also is charged in Virginia with felony aggravated sexual battery, according to an arrest warrant.

Ron Morris, a Virginia commonwealth attorney in Greene County, said Jenkins is accused of sexual battery and seriously injuring a juvenile in 2010 and 2011. Morris declined to say if the victim was a boy or a girl.

Jenkins also was charged Tuesday with failing to appear in court on June 13, 2013, on charges of possession of up to ½-ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanor cases in Forsyth County, according to court records.

Winston-Salem police have yet to charge Jenkins in connection with the standoff.

Menjivar of Blaze Street is charged with one count of felony larceny and two counts of misdemeanor larceny, court records show.

He is accused to stealing a Nook Tablet valued at $179 from a Barnes and Noble on Jan. 6 and two iPads valued at $1,010 from Sprint Store by N-Touch Wireless, the warrants said.

Jenkins and Menjivar were being held today in the Forsyth County Jail.

Jenkins’ bond was set at $80,000; Menjivar’s bond was set at $15,000. Jenkins also is being held in jail as a fugitive from Virginia with no bond allowed.

Jenkins is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 18, Feb. 20 and March 12. Menjivar is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 20.

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