25 February 2022
District Attorney Keith Higgins announces that Calvin Robert Jenkins, Jr., 29, of Brunswick, was convicted of Malice Murder, Felony Murder, Aggravated Assault, and Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony, following a jury trial which concluded on February 22, 2022.
The charges stem from the December 15, 2019, shooting death of Wolf Valmond, 39, who was shot and killed outside of Rafters Bar on St Simons Island. At the time of the shooting, Valmond, who is from Virginia Beach, VA, was employed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and was a student at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC) in Brunswick. The Glynn County Police Department (GCPD) investigation revealed that earlier in the evening, an altercation had taken place inside of Rafters between several CBP students, Jenkins, his sister Denise Jenkins and a friend, Naasir Kurmue, following Denise Jenkins’ accusing a female CBP student of stealing her phone. As the parties were leaving the bar following the altercation, Jenkins went to a vehicle, retrieved a semi-automatic pistol, and went back to the area outside of Rafters, where he got into another altercation with Valmond and shot twice at him, hitting him once in the chest.
The trial, presided over by Superior Court Judge Stephen D. Kelley, began on January 18, 2022 in Glynn County Superior Court, and members of the jury returned their guilty verdicts on all counts on February 22, 2022.
According to District Attorney Keith Higgins, who prosecuted the case on behalf of the State, “We are grateful to the GCPD for their hard work and diligence in this case, and to the jury for their hard work and time in considering all of the evidence presented in this case. I feel that justice was done, and that is always a good thing for our community.”
Judge Kelley sentenced Jenkins to serve Life without Parole for the Malice Murder, and 5 years, to run consecutive to the life sentence for Possession of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony. Jenkins was not sentenced for Felony Murder and Aggravated Assault because those crimes merge (i.e. are included) in the Malice Murder conviction.
Members of the media with further questions may contact the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office at 912-554-7200.