JONESBORO, Ark. – An early morning wreck happened close enough for a Jonesboro E-911 dispatcher to hear. It was a stolen vehicle with suspects that ran away after the crash.
The crash was near the Justice Complex at the 400 block of West Washington Avenue. The incident report lists the time between 3 AM and 5:30 AM. A suspect apparently stole a vehicle from a 31-year-old man who lives downtown on Main Street. The 2015 Ford F-150 was parked outside of his home with the key left in it by mistake. The owner showed up to the scene to advise police of the theft.
Not long after being stolen, the truck was crashed. A dispatcher heard the loud crash outside of the Justice Complex, where 911 dispatchers route authorities all across Craighead County. This time, they radioed for officers to their location. Before police arrived, a dispatcher spotted three males wearing dark clothing running away.
Officer Dalynn Johnson arrived and saw the white truck sitting at 411 West Washington Avenue. It had been left in gear and driven south across the Doe’s Eat Palce parking lot, running through a fence, and coming to a stop in the field on the other side.
The three fleeing suspects were said to be wearing dark clothes but no other identifying features could be ascertained due to low-lighting conditions.
CID was called and advised to have the vehicle towed to their bay for processing. Authorities hoped to find any forensics inside that could verify the identity of the suspects.
The suspects are looking at charges including criminal mischief for the damages and felony vehicle theft. Detectives are working at least one possible connection to a suspect, but the identity of the individual is masked in the report.
If you have any information about the incident you would like to share, contact the Jonesboro Police Department at 870-935-5657 in reference to incident 9544.