Man who stole gas facing attempted arson charge

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Connor Lloyd Jenkins sentenced in August for stealing jerry cans of gas suspected of intending to commit arson

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A 21-year-old man who was convicted and sentenced for stealing jerry cans of gas in the summer now faces attempted arson charges.

Connor Lloyd Jenkins, 21, had just been out of jail for two days on July 12 when he was arrested for stealing gasoline from the Queens Arms Esso and the North River Petro Canada. 

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A tip by a homeowner led Queens RCMP to the Eliot River Elementary School area where Jenkins was observed walking out of the woods smelling of gasoline. Mounties recovered three full jerry cans near a private residence.

Jenkins pleaded guilty to the theft and was sentenced to 81 days in jail.

As a result of the circumstances surrounding these events, the RCMP Major Crime Unit along with Queens District RCMP members and the forensic identification section began an investigation into possible attempted arson charges.

On Jan. 15, Mounties charged Jenkins with possession of incendiary materials with the intent to commit arson. He will appear in court Feb. 10 to answer this most recent charge.

Organizations: RCMP, Eliot River Elementary School

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