(TargetLiberty.org) – On Monday it was announced that Chuck Jenkins, the Frederick County Sheriff who had taken a leave of absence after being indicted in April over his participation in an alleged scheme to buy machine guns illegally, was going to be returning to his office.
In an official memo sent to Frederick County Executive Jessica Fitzwater and other county council members, Jenkins wrote that effective immediately he was going to be returning to his spot which he had left on administrative leave on April 14, 2023. He added that he was going to be fully returning to his former duties including managing all of the daily operations of the agency and handling the signatory and administrative tasks. He then called for all correspondence to be redirected to him.
The Department of Justice revealed on April 5 that Jenkins along with Justin Krop, a firearm dealer from Maryland, had been conspiring to illegally buy machine guns from August 2015 to May 2022. Krop had two licenses that allowed him to both possess and deal with machine guns under specific circumstances. Despite this, he had seven machine guns in his possession illegally.
The two men are also accused of having falsified documents in which the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office had requested that they be sent machine guns to be used in demonstration and evaluation.
Jenkins who was arraigned on April 12 has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges filed against him. The sheriff’s defense had also argued that they did not have sufficient time for the preparation of the case.
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