(Feb. 7, 2020) After allegedly beating a man with a golf club, Frank Milton Jenkins Jr., 44, of Ocean City faces first and second-degree assault charges, as well as a charge for malicious destruction of property.
Police reported seeing Jenkins last Saturday afternoon in a downtown condominium parking lot striking the rear and passenger side of a silver Hyundai Santa Fe with his hands.
According to the police report, two women were attempting to stop him.
Police also said an officer saw Jenkins grab one of the women by the hood of her sweatshirt as she tried to walk away. Police detained Jenkins at that point, but then found a metal golf club nearby.
Police then checked on the Hyundai driver, who told them he was in extreme pain after Jenkins had hit him several times in the left arm with the golf club.
Ocean City paramedics were called and treated the driver for a possible broken forearm and separated left shoulder.
One of the women reportedly told police she had been in a relationship with Jenkins for several months, but had come with the driver and the other woman to the condominium to remove her belongings.
She went to the apartment alone, and told police that she and Jenkins began to argue, when he grabbed a golf club and approached the vehicle.
She said she tried to warn the driver and the other woman, but Jenkins managed to hit the driver with the golf club multiple times, according to police.
Another witness confirmed the woman’s account, and police arrested Jenkins.
A bail of $25,000 was set and posted on Feb. 1, and Jenkins is set to face a preliminary hearing on Feb. 28 at district court in Ocean City.