Prison Sentence for Firearm and Drug Case

Today Shermykael Juanius Jenkins, Sr., 37, of Fort Myers, was sentenced to 20 years in prison
after being found guilty as charged of Possession of a Firearm or Ammunition by a Convicted
Felon and three counts of Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was found guilty following a
Lee County trial in January.

On April 14, 2019, a K-9 Officer with the Fort Myers Police Department was responding to a
report of possible criminal mischief. While enroute, dispatch advised the officer that the
perpetrator had broken a window and left the scene. The officer saw a man fitting the
description of the suspect, on a bicycle with a black back pack and no lights.

When the man, later identified as Jenkins, saw the marked patrol car, he cut through an empty lot
to a house. He got off of his bike, ignoring the officer’s command to stop. As the officer
approached, Jenkins took a silver object he had shielded on his right side and threw it over a
fence. A second officer arrived on scene and both detained Jenkins and placed him in a patrol
car. Officers recovered the object which was a gun.

They also found two types of pills in a pill bottle near Jenkins. The pills were tested and
identified as the prescription drugs Amphetamine and Dextroamphetamine. The backpack had a
plastic baggie filled with cocaine and two bags containing tobacco mixed with a designer drug
and stimulant called Eutylone.

Assistant State Attorneys Olivia Ferrell and Malcam Godwin prosecuted the case.

Samantha Syoen
Communications Director
State Attorney’s Office