Mt. Vernon Man Arrested Thursday in Connection With Armed Burglary in Charleston

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested Thursday in Connection With Armed Burglary in Charleston

MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon police arrested a 19-year-old Mt. Vernon man Thursday on a no-bond warrant out of Coles County stemming from a burglary and shooting in Charleston last spring that sent a victim to the hospital with a bullet wound to the abdomen.

A large police presence was noted Thursday when Shannon Barnes was taken into custody following a traffic stop in Mt. Vernon.

He was originally arrested in April and charged in Coles County with Class X felony aggravated battery with the discharge of a firearm, Class 1 felony residential burglary and Class 2 felony burglary.

Barnes pleaded guilty in July to the Class 2 burglary charge and was sentenced to probation, periodic imprisonment and drug and alcohol treatment. He reportedly failed to appear at a January 15, 2020, probation review and a no-bond warrant was issued for his arrest.

According to Charleston police, Barnes, Alyssa A. Jenkins, and Devin W. Jenkins, both also of Mt. Vernon, were all arrested in connection with an April 2019 incident at the Charleston residence of Trevor Pinkstaff. Police say Pinkstaff arrived home to find his residence being burglarized by an acquaintance and was shot soon after.

Both Alyssa and Devin Jenkins are still facing Class X felony charges in Coles County of aggravated battery with the discharge of a firearm in connection with that incident.

Barnes remains in the Jefferson County Jail where he was taken following his Thursday arrest.

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