Frederick County Sheriff Wants Changes To Terms Of His Release

He wants his two service weapons returned to him.

Frederick, Md (KM) He wants some changes made to the conditions of his release. On Monday, Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins asked a federal judge to let him have his two department-issued handguns returned to him.

Jenkins and local businessman Robert Krop, the owner of the Machine Gun Nest outside of Frederick, were indicted in April for conspiracy and making false statements in order to obtain machine guns. Krop is also charged with illegal possession of machine guns. Both men have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

A judge released them both  with conditions; one is that they surrender their firearms. Jenkins took a paid leave of absence from some of his duties as Sheriff. He claims he has received several threats of injury and death.

The US Department of Justice on Tuesday argued that Jenkins’ temporary surrender of his weapons is a standard condition for a defendant’s release prior to trial, and Jenkins should not have his firearms back.

By Kevin McManus