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Man accused of shooting daughter's boyfriend now in custody

WEST MAHANOY TWP., Pa. - The man accused of injuring his daughter's boyfriend Oct. 15 at a motel in Schuylkill County is now in custody.

Court records report Donald Jenkins was arraigned Wednesday in Schuylkill County Court. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 6. with MDJ Christina Hale in Frackville.

According to previous reports, Jenkins, 40, went to the hotel room at the motel where his daughter and her boyfriend were staying and an argument began. 

Investigators say at some point Jenkins shot the victim in his upper left leg and groin area and then ran from the motel. 

Jenkins faces charges of aggravated assault, burglary, recklessly endangering another person and more. 

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