Failing to yield for a school bus results in suspect’s arrest

JONESBORO, Ark. – One should always yield for a school bus letting children off but when a vehicle failed to do just that on Wednesday in Jonesboro, it led to the driver being pulled over and found to have a warrant.

At 3:05 PM on Wednesday, May 16, East Johnson Avenue and Rogers Street in Jonesboro, Officer Jeremy Smith was observing a school bus stopped with red lights activated. The bus was letting children off. At this time, the officer noticed a black Ford F-150 traveling east on Johnson Avenue which reportedly failed to yield to the bus, the officer said.

Suspect booking photo
Thatcher. Source: CCSO

A traffic stop was initiated. The officer identified the driver – Joshua Kyle Thatcher, 31, of Paragould. Dispatch advised he had a warrant for his arrest out of Craighead County Sheriff’s Office for failure to appear. He was taken into custody and transported to Craighead County Detention Center. The truck was left in the road, the report said.

He was cited for hazardous driving and a hold was placed on Thatcher for the warrant through the sheriff’s office.

Other Reports from Wednesday in Jonesboro

Door Shattered at Success

When an officer arrived to work security at Success Academy on Wednesday morning, he found the exterior main entry door shattered. It was 8 AM when the officer arrived. After reviewing security footage, at 9:24 PM the night before, a 10-year-old student was seen throwing a rock through the door. He also tossed a basketball at a security camera, destroying it. He was identified, located, and issued a juvenile citation for first degree criminal mischief before being released to his mother.

Grand Theft Auto: Jonesboro

A woman woke up Wednesday morning to find her car stolen from her apartment. Between Tuesday night at 9 PM and Wednesday morning, at 3301 Barrett Circle in Jonesboro, someone stole the car. The woman said she kept her keys with her so it must have been hot-wired. It was described as a dark blue 2001 Oldsmobile Alero. The vehicle was entered into NCIC as stolen.

Federal Arrest

While working as a member of the United States Marshals Service E/AR Fugitive Task Force, Officer Erik Johnson was contacted by a United States Federal Probation Officer advising a warrant had been issued for the arrest of a Hoxie man who was coming to the Federal Courthouse in Jonesboro. Logan Kade Collins, 28, of Hoxie, was arrested without incident at 5:09 PM, the report said. He was taken to Craighead County Detention Center to be held without bond for the U.S. Marshals Service warrant.

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