Teen reports robbery, assault in Jonesboro

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

JONESBORO, Ark. – A teen was busted up by an attacker before having his vehicle stolen, according to a report he made with Jonesboro Police Department.

The alleged incident happened around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday evening, when Officer Garrett Thomason was dispatched to the 3200-block of South Caraway Road in reference to an assault. A 17-year-old claimed he was speaking with a friend from inside a car when the car pulled behind the house, the 17-year-old got out, and three men attacked him. The 17-year-old had injuries to his head and face, according to the officer’s observations. His lower lip was busted and bleeding with swelling above his left eye. He was not taken to a hospital by medical personnel. He said an unknown suspect took his vehicle.

Later, the vehicle was located. Thomason escorted the boy and his father to the car, finding $100 missing but nothing else stolen. The officer noted while there, the teen stated he was not attacked by three subjects but rather, by a single unknown subject.

According to the report, he said the unknown suspect came from around the house and began going through his car, asking “Where is it,” before swinging at him. The teen said he dropped his keys and the suspect put him in a choke hold, demanding his wallet and phone.

If you can help police, contact Crimestoppers at 935-STOP.

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