Charleston Rioter Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison

Charleston, South Carolina — Acting United States Attorney M. Rhett DeHart announced today that Abraham Jenkins, 26, of Charleston, was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to civil disorders related to the violence and destruction in downtown Charleston on May 30, 2020. Jenkins is the second of six defendants to be sentenced on federal charges stemming from participation of actions including arson, inciting riots, and other civil disorder in Columbia and Charleston on May 30 and 31, 2020. “The United States Attorney’s Office will always protect the First Amendment rights of South Carolinians,” said Acting U.S. […]