Month: June 2016

Sheriff’s fees origin difficult to track

JONESBORO, Ark. – The origin of the sheriff’s fees collected in Craighead County Circuit Court remains difficult to track, but dates back to at least the 1960s.

The search for when, or how, the fees began is one several have undertaken along the route to June 29’s ruling in Craighead County Circuit Court against the county. Continue reading “Sheriff’s fees origin difficult to track”

Vandals shoot out school bus windows

JONESBORO, Ark. – Mischievous motives were at play in the past 24 hours, when vandals shot the windows out of four school buses at Nettleton.

It was reported to have happened between 8 a.m. Wednesday and 8 a.m. Thursday.

Suspects used a BB gun to shoot the windows out of four separate school buses, Jonesboro police reported.

Police are investigating the case and the suspects could face criminal mischief charges.

Another pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint

JONESBORO, Ark. – Just hours after a Papa John’s delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint, another faced a similar situation in Jonesboro.

Early Thursday morning at about 12:20 a.m., officers were dispatched to an apartment complex at the 300-block of Melrose Avenue. A Domino’s pizza driver, visibly shaken up the officer said, had been robbed at gunpoint.

Unlike what appeared to be a crime of opportunity earlier in the evening when a Papa John’s driver was robbed, this incident seemed to be more planned. Continue reading “Another pizza delivery driver robbed at gunpoint”

Pizza delivery driver robbed in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – While one man tried to make an honest living delivering pizzas Wednesday night, another pulled a gun and robbed him.

Jonesboro Police Officer Nathan Ivy was working a traffic stop at State Street and Johnson Avenue when a Papa John’s deliver driver pulled up and told him he had been robbed while delivering a pizza to an apartment complex at 1815 Self Circle.

“Give me the money,” the victim recalled the robber telling him. “Where’s the money chief?” Continue reading “Pizza delivery driver robbed in Jonesboro”