Multi-agency operation nets four arrests
WMPD, ATF partner on sweep of community
By JOHN RECH
Law enforcement agencies teamed up to sweep four men with felony records off West Memphis streets last week. The West Memphis Police Narcotics Division and Violent Crime Suppression Unit, along with the Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms arrested and charged the men with felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Police indicated each man would be charged in federal court. Federal time has no allowance for parole. Those convicted will serve their full sentences. David Jenkins, age 42; Gary Robinson, age 40; Jamarr Foster, age 27; and Christopher Grays, age 19 stand accused by police.
Jenkins, Foster and Grays remain in federal custody awaiting a detention hearing. Robinson was released with a jury trial date for November 30, 2020.
“These individual were indicted in federal court after they were arrested in separate incidents by West Memphis Police Department officers,” said Assistant Chief Robert Langston.
The chief had words of warning for those engaged in felonious activities.
“We intend to seek federal prosecution on every felon in possession of a firearm case in West Memphis as part of our collaboration with the ATF,” said Langston.