Armed robbery reported at FairBridge Inn in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – An armed robbery was reported at the FairBridge Inn & Suites this week.

At about 8:25 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, JPD Officer Nathanial Cole reported being dispatched to the hotel, 3006 South Caraway Road, to room 165 where a theft had already occurred. He made contact with the alleged victim who was staying in Jonesboro after a trip from Houston, she claimed, because of family in town. She added she actually lived in Trumann.  Continue reading “Armed robbery reported at FairBridge Inn in Jonesboro”

Report: Suspect destroys Jonesboro hotel room

JONESBORO, Ark. – A suspect completely destroyed her hotel room this week in Jonesboro, a report said.

The report was taken Wednesday morning, June 21, at Econo Lodge, 2406 Phillips Drive in Jonesboro, but the incident happened between June 18 at 1:06 p.m. and June 21, 11 a.m. Pearl Maequeshia Knighton, 22, of Sacramento, CA, was staying in the room but when she checked out, staff found the room – and two adjacent rooms – had taken large damage. Continue reading “Report: Suspect destroys Jonesboro hotel room”

New book details true crime in Northeast Arkansas

Award winning journalist and best-selling author George Jared releases a new true crime book, “The Creek Side Bones … Reality is more horrifying than fiction.”

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Best selling author George Jared was sitting at a book signing table when a man suddenly appeared at the door. He had just released his first true-crime book, “Witches in West Memphis … And another tale of false confession.” It included his award-winning coverage of the infamous West Memphis Three murder case, the murder of 11-year-old Jessica Williams, and the unsolved murder of 22-year-old Rebekah Gould, of Mountain View.

The man sat at the table and asked for Jared to pitch the book. The author obliged. He told him how three little boys, Stevie Branch, Christopher Byers, and Michael Moore were riding bikes in their West Memphis neighborhood May 5, 1993. They vanished that day and their nude, bound bodies were found in a drainage ditch the next day. Continue reading “New book details true crime in Northeast Arkansas”