Arrest made in Valero robbery

JONESBORO, Ark. Police have arrested one suspect in Wednesday morning’s robbery of the Valero station/convenience store at 1708 West Nettleton Ave.

Through investigation, Jonesboro police detectives identified Monqrea Buchanan, 18, of Jonesboro, as a suspect in the crime. Detective Joe Robinson on Thursday obtained a bench warrant from the District Court for Buchanan’s arrest and on Thursday night, Street Crimes Unit officers took Buchanan into custody.

Buchanan is being held on a temporary bond of $1 million pending a probable cause hearing on Monday. Detectives are continuing the investigation.

Two males entered the store at approximately 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday morning and demanded money at gunpoint from the clerk, who complied with the demand. The two also took cash from a customer who walked into the store while the robbery was taking place.


Press Release, JPD’s Paul Holmes

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