Kannapolis man convicted of attempted murder

  • Posted: Friday, April 26, 2013 9:59 a.m.

SALISBURY — Allan Lee Jenkins was convicted of two counts of felony attempted first-degree murder this week in Rowan County Criminal Superior Court. The Honorable W. Erwin Spainhour sentenced the defendant to 26 years to 33-1/2 years in prison.

A press release from District Attorney Brandy Cook says on Sept. 23, 2012, officers with the Kannapolis Police Department were dispatched to Leazer Street for a shooting. Officers found that Debra Dixon had been shot in the neck. She was transported to Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast for treatment.

Investigators determined that Jenkins and Dixon met in 2011, and at some point Jenkins began leaving threatening text messages and voicemails on Dixon’s phone.

A witness said that Jenkins had knocked on the door and demanded to see Dixon. Jenkins came into the house and shot into the air once while Dixon ran to her bedroom. Jenkins then shot at her bedroom door and left the scene.

The night before, Jenkins called Kannapolis communications and stated that he was planning to kill some of their police officers in the next 30 days. During the investigation, Jenkins was determined to be a suspect in Dixon’s shooting. Officers went to his house and noticed his vehicle out front.

While officers were setting up a perimeter around Jenkins’ house, Officer Seth Killion heard a noise coming from a wooded area near the house and saw Jenkins pointing a gun in the direction of another officer. Killion gave commands to Jenkins, and when he did not comply, Killion fired his weapon, striking Jenkins in the neck. Jenkins was detained and taken to Carolina Medical Center in Charlotte.

Detectives interviewed Jenkins, who admitted to shooting Dixon, who suffered serious and permanent injuries. Jenkins told detectives that he does not like authority and admitted that he had parked his vehicle in his driveway to keep the officers out front where he was planning to shoot at them.

District Attorney Cook commended the diligent investigation by the Kannapolis Police Department. Cook said that based on Killion’s quick reaction, more people were not injured as a result of Jenkins’ actions.

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