Woman arrested for burglary at gunpoint

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

JONESBORO, Ark. – A “short, white female” is in jail for allegedly breaking into an apartment with a gun.

On Friday, police responded to a residential burglary in progress call at the 2000-block of Stonemill Street in Jonesboro. A resident said a short, white female had somehow gotten into his home – and pointed a handgun at him. The victim said she grabbed a bag of his belongings and tried to leave, but he chased her out of the house.

The resident said the woman dropped the bag when she left. 

She then reportedly ran into a nearby apartment.

Police knocked loudly for several minutes until a woman, Amani Riley, 23, of Jonesboro, answered and said no one else was there besides her boyfriend, according to the incident report. The story would soon change, as another white female, Tesa Evelean Reed, 23, of Jonesboro, came to the door. Police noted she matched the description of the suspect.

After everyone was taken to the police department on Caraway Road, detectives attempted to sort out what happened. The investigative narrative in the report is masked but a magazine to a gun was recovered and Reed was arrested for aggravated residential burglary, a felony. She was also cited for warrants for non-payment of fines through JPD, the report said.

Reed was transported to Craighead County Detention Center, where she remains as of 10 a.m. Monday.

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