Man accused in scrapyard murder will face trial

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Derrick Byrd

MILWAUKEE –A man accused in a murder at a Milwaukee scrapyard has plead not guilty, and will face trial.

21-year-old Derrick Byrd and Navidia Bolden were charged in connection with the murder of 41-year-old Shawn Jenkins at Midtown Auto & Metal Recycling in October 2011. Byrd was charged with felony murder, and faces up to 55 years in prison if convicted.

Milwaukee police say Byrd was re-arrested after turning himself in, after initially being released. Officials say his bail decision will be reviewed.

Bolden is charged with unauthorized use of personal identifying information, party to a crime. If convicted, should could face up to six years in prison.

Jenkins was found dead at Midtown Auto & Metal Recycling near 31st and Burleigh at the end of October 2011. Jenkins was the owner of the business.

The criminal complaint says after Jenkins’ murder, Bolden tried to use credit cards stolen from Jenkins — to get some money from the card. The cards were declined.