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.
State Attorney’s Office