JPD: Suspects broke into house, tried to flush meth

JONESBORO, Ark. – Several suspects were arrested in a house they shouldn’t have been in and when police arrive, they found drugs in the toilet, the police report said.

At 2:19 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, at the 1000-block of Scott Street, police were called to a burglary in progress. Officer Jordan Fowler arrived and with several other officers, JPD checked the perimeter of the house. The front door was locked but a broken window on the side of the residence was found. The landlord told police his tenant was in jail and the house should have been empty – but it was not.

Police made entry and found four people in the bathroom of the house. A small plastic bag containing suspected meth was found in the toilet where the suspects had attempted to flush it, the report by Fowler said.

One of the suspects was a juvenile, so the juvenile department was contacted. The officer advised to take the youth to Craighead County Detention Center to the juvenile side. The juvenile, 16, white male, faces charges of criminal trespass and possession of methamphetamine l/t two grams.


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Scott

Also arrested were William Earl Scott, 22, of Harrisburg. He is charged with misdemeanors including criminal mischief in the first degree, criminal trespass, obstructing governmental operations (he refused to provide his social security number, allegedly) and a felony of possession of meth.

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Patterson

Isiah Blake Patterson, 19, of McCrory, was booked on criminal trespass, criminal mischief, and possession of methamphetamine l/t two grams.

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Easley

Tailor C. Easley, 20, of Harrisburg, faces charges of criminal trespass, criminal mischief, and possession of methamphetamine l/t two grams.


The officer said because Scott advised that his cousin used to live in the residence and that he stayed in the apartment for a short amount of time, all subjects are to be charged with criminal trespass instead of burglary.

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