Bond set at $100K for Ohio deputy accused in fatal shooting

WAVERLY, Ohio (AP) — A $100,000 bond has been set for a sheriff’s deputy accused of fatally shooting a neighbor at the deputy’s southern Ohio home.

A judge set Joel Jenkins’ bond on Monday in a Pike County court. Jenkins is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of 40-year-old Jason Brady. A message seeking comment on Jenkins’s behalf was left at his attorney’s office Tuesday.

Pike County Sheriff Charles Reader has said that he fired Jenkins in the wake of Thursday’s shooting. He said Jenkins was off-duty at the time of the shooting.

Authorities say Jenkins called the sheriff’s office late Thursday and told a dispatcher his gun had misfired and that his neighbor had been shot accidentally. The sheriff’s office says Brady was found fatally shot at Jenkins’ home in Waverly. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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