Pike Deputy Charged in Shooting Death

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Deputy Joel Jenkins (Courtesy of the Pike Co. Sheriff’s Office)

A Pike County Sheriff’s deputy has been charged with involuntary manslaughter following the shooting death of his neighbor, which occurred on Thursday night.

The incident comes on the heels of an April death in which the officer was also implicated.

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader reported that he received a call from a dispatcher at 11:41 p.m. who indicated that Deputy Joel Jenkins had called the office and reported that an accidental shooting had occurred at his residence, 501 E. Seventh St. in Waverly. Jenkins was off-duty at the time of the incident. You can read the rest of the story in The Athens Messenger.