Armed robber found guilty of striking corrections guard

Jury deliberates for two hours

A man convicted of armed robbery has earned himself some additional time to serve after reportedly attacking a corrections guard at the Barnstable County House of Correction in June 2012. According to a release from the Cape & Islands District Attorney's Office, it took a Barnstable County jury only two hours to find Adam Jenkins guilty.

The short deliberation followed a two-day trial last week in Barnstable County Superior Court.

According to the DA's Office, while awaiting trial for armed robbery, Jenkins reportedly "attacked and struck" a corrections officer. The assault was investigated by State Police detectives assigned to the DA's Office.

In addition to the nine to ten year state prison sentence Jenkins is currently serving, a two and a half  to seven year sentence will be tacked on for assaulting the guard.

In November 2011, Jenkins robbed both a Hess Gas Station and a Cape Cod Five Bank in Hyannis. According to court documents, Jenkins's note to the bank teller read, "This is a robary no die packs no gps or everyone dies I have a bomb strapped to my self all the money" (sic). It is reported the suspect then told the teller, "you are being robbed, do not draw attention to yourself, do not pull the alarm."


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