Police seeking "Jack Frost" for burglary in Jonesboro

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark — Jack Frost made an appearance in Jonesboro this past week but instead of helping to cool down the summer heat, he’s actually a suspect in the most recent of burglaries within city limits.

The victim said the burglary occurred sometime between 5:30 and 9:30 p.m. Wednesday at the 800-block of Gwen Street. When he returned that evening, he told police he discovered several items had been stolen including five televisions and two game consoles.

Police found that the bedroom window at the residence had been busted out and opened and the back door to the residence was unlocked from the inside.

Upon further investigation, police noticed a Playstation 3 and television had been left behind which the victim said did not work. According to police, it is suspected that the suspect already knew these items were broken and did not care to take them.

The victim suggested the name Jack Frost as a possible suspect because he attended a BBQ at the residence over the weekend and is apparently known for breaking into houses. The victim told police he only knew the suspect by the fictional character’s name and that he is either from Helena or Forrest City.

While Jonesboro officers were investigating the possible Frost crime, another burglary was reported Wednesday evening at a house on the 1500-block of Stone Street where the Refuge Church of Assemblies of God uses extra classrooms for Sunday school.

The stolen items include an Element flat screen television along with two projectors, although the suspect did leave behind a pry bar in place of the television as well as a nail puller which was logged into evidence.

Several witnesses saw the suspect as the burglary was taking place and officers were able to locate a man near the crime scene matching the suspect’s description. The suspect, Douglas Arthur Gray Jr., 30, of Jonesboro, was detained for the investigation and arrested for a warrant he had issued against him. He is listed in the report as the primary suspect in this crime, although he was not formally charged for the incident. He was transported to the Craighead County Detention Center for the warrant.

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