Sex offender, others arrested over Labor Day weekend

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

JONESBORO, Ark. – A call about a harassing incident became an arrest of several suspects, including one who is a registered sex offender.

Jonesboro Police Department officers were dispatched to the 1600-block of Arrowhead Farm Road for a call about a violation of a no contact order. While enroute, officers found the suspect vehicle dispatch had described – a black Toyota with a dent in the hood.

The officers stopped the car and ran the occupants’ names and dates of birth. That’s when they realized Robert Lee Scalf, 34, of Jonesboro, was a registered sex offender. However, according to the incident report, “he had not changed the address on his driver’s license.” When officers asked him why, he said he had moved about three months ago but had not changed the address because it costs too much and he didn’t know he needed to, since he had registered with the city. He was placed under arrest, and the officers turned their attention to the subject of the no contact-violation call, Lashelle Patton, 31, of Jonesboro.

Patton, on probation from what officers were advised, told officers she had drank a bottle of Mike’s Hard Lemonade. She was handcuffed and arrested, per her probation officer. While at Craighead County Detention Center, officers observed a syringe with 10 ml of meth inside under Patton who was seated on a bench.

Scalf was cited for a misdemeanor charge. Patton faces felony charges for possession of the drugs and paraphernalia, felony tampering with physical evidence, and a felony probation violation.

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