Sexual assault at assisted living facility reported; other crime reports from JPD

JONESBORO, Ark. – A patient at a Jonesboro assisted living facility is believed to have been sexually assaulted while in their care. A report was filed on Wednesday.

The report filed by an admin coordinator said a suspect, 72, white male, had been going into the victim’s room (26, male) and “at the least touching him in his private area.” This was said to have happened between July 25 and August 13. It’s under investigation as a possible felony second degree sexual assault.

A woman’s car was broken into sometime between 1 AM and 6:30 AM Thursday morning in Jonesboro. It happened at the 1800 block of Mitzi Lane. The back passenger window of her Ford Fusion was broken and a $300 purse was stolen

Three more victims of similar circumstances reported their cars being broken into overnight. Between 4 AM and 5:50 AM Thursday at 303 E Matthews Avenue in Jonesboro, three St. Bernards employees reported their windows cracked or broken. At least one purse was stolen during the spree.

Several female suspects are believed to be involved in a vehicle break in that happened around midnight at the 1200-block of Caraway Road. A man said his Dodge Journey’s driver window was busted and his wallet taken. Shortly afterward, the card was used at Kroger in Jonesboro. The officer, Colton Brown, went to the grocery store to investigate and found that indeed two women had attempted to use the stolen card before failing and leaving. They then went to a nearby Walmart, the report said, where a photo was captured of a black female who attempted to purchase a prepaid card with $120 on it. The transaction was declined but not before her photo was captured. Detective Vic Brooks, a veteran investigator, was assigned the case.

A convicted felon was arrested Wednesday evening with a handgun. It was just before midnight on Race Street that Officer Tanner Huff noticed the man, Jerry Keith Holland, walking from Allen Park Community Center. He tried making contact with the man but the suspect kept walking away. Then the officer noticed him throw something into the yard of 3704 Race Street. It was a handgun. He was arrested for possession of a firearm by certain persons and tampering with physical evidence, in addition to his two contempt of court warrants.


Justin Michael Ross, 30, of Jonesboro, was arrested early Thursday after he was found to be in possession of meth during a traffic stop. He also had a FTA warrant through Jonesboro and an FTA warrant out of Franklin County.


Two men trespassing on private property on Plantation Oaks Lane while fishing ended up having a bad day. Just before noon on Wednesday, police arrived and found one of them had a warrant. Thomas Jay Haney, 22, was arrested. The other man was released.

Although most details are and will remain masked, three juveniles reportedly ran away from CYS at 11 PM last night. A 16 year old and two 17 year olds were involved.


Just before 5 PM Wednesday at the 700-block of West Jefferson, a report was taken of a theft under a man’s house. $2,000 in copper plumbing was taken and several hundred dollars in damages were caused. Two suspects were in the report but were not in jail as of this publication.

A residential burglary reported Wednesday on the 5300-block of Willow Creek Lane resulted in tens of thousands of dollars worth of stolen goods. The report said between 10 AM and 1:14 PM, someone kicked in the door and stole over $25,000 worth of merchandise – a felony amount. The stolen items included:

  • $10,000 in cash
  • 55-inch TV
  • A Safe
  • Gold Chain Necklace w/ Gold Jesus ($2000)
  • Gold Chain w/ Cross ($2000)
  • 3 Plain Gold Necklaces ($3600)
  • Several belts including Gucci, Louis Viutton
  • Christian Louboutin Red Bottom Shoes ($1,850)
  • Several other expensive shoes ranging from $490 to $950
  • Two $900 hoodies
  • A PS4

A bartender at Sully’s was stopped and cited for driving on a DWI suspended license Wednesday afternoon. Donald Ray Wolf, 41, of Lake City, was stopped at Forest Home Road and S. Caraway around 12:40 PM for a cracked windshield. He was released on a citation for driving on a suspended license with a court date of October 2, 2019.

An ex-boyfriend allegedly went too far Wednesday morning by entering a woman’s residence without her permission and even busting through the door. It happened at the 800-block of South Caraway Road and the call was a residential burglary in progress. Officers arrived to find a victim that had ran to Pizza Hut to call 911 over her boyfriend, 37, breaking the chain latch on the door to get in. She said somehow, he had acquired a key to her apartment. She realized it as she heard him entering the back door. She tried blocking the door with her body-weight but he rammed the door open with his shoulder. She fled and called 911 but the suspect was apparently gone by the time police arrived. No arrests were made.

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