Cyclist seriously injured in hit-and-run; Plus other weekend reports released Monday by JPD

JONESBORO, Ark. – A bicycle rider was seriously injured by a vehicle that then left the scene of the accident Saturday in Jonesboro.

It happened between 12:27 PM and 12:53 PM at the intersection of Belt and Scott. A vehicle overtaking a bicycle caused an accident – and then left prior to providing information. Officer Jeremy Wheelis arrived and immediately saw the bicycle on the sidewalk – in three pieces.

The victim at the scene had already lost a lot of blood when Wheelis arrived, he reported.

“I could see two large holes in the right side of his neck,” wrote Officer Wheelis. “It appeared to be from the circular metal of the bike.”

A witness on the scene identified himself as a combat medic and assisted the officer in treating the injured cyclist. The officer reported the wound on the neck appeared to be the worst and the officer could actually see his carotid artery.

The quick acting officer used an emergency bandage on the wound and held it in place. He then began to pack gauze inside the other wound until it slowed the bleeding. EMS arrived on the scene and took control after.

The investigative narrative was masked but the suspect vehicle was a 2008 Ford Fusion, silver, four-door, with prior damage to the front and rear fender. Report showed the vehicle registered to a Charles Morris. The suspect, listed as a 32 year old male, was also masked from public identification.


Other reports from JPD

Police responded around 4:30 PM Sunday to the 1700-block of West Nettleton where a woman said she had been in an argument with her aunt and her aunt threatened her with a butcher knife. The MO specifically says the suspect grabbed a knife out of the kitchen, swung it at the victim and said she was going to kill her. Mary C. Allen-Mcguire, 66, of Jonesboro, was arrested for aggravated assault on a family or household member.

Someone stole a vehicle Sunday afternoon at the 1900-block of West Parker Road (Walmart). It is a green 2001 Chevy Silverado with a large dent on the passenger side rear fender. Police have no leads.

A gun was stolen from a vehicle between Saturday night and Sunday morning at the 3500-block of Race Street.

Another vehicle theft was reported between Saturday night and Sunday morning at the 300-block of Garden Manor. A white 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe was stolen. The vehicle was described with a small amount of rust on the front hood and tan leather seats. Police have no leads.

Late Saturday/early Sunday, thieves broke into a home at the 1900-block of Irby Street and stole a  generator and bikes.

A suspicious person call Saturday at the 1400-block of West Jefferson Avenue ended with a felon being arrested in possession of a firearm. Tyrin Marcelus Gibson, 18, of Jonesboro, was arrested for felony possession of firearm by certain persons.

A Saturday evening report at the 1400-block of West Huntington indicated a suspect got angry during an argument and fired his pistol in the air, then drove off. Discharging a firearm within the city limits is a misdemeanor.

Saturday night at Kellers Chapel Cemetery, someone damaged the grave of a 32-year-old man’s deceased son. Several items at the grave-site were destroyed or damaged. Police have a suspect.

A weekend report made at the Jonesboro Police Department station on Caraway Road alleged that a suspect pulled a gun on a victim during a domestic assault Saturday in Jonesboro. It was Saturday afternoon around 2:45 PM to the desk sergeant. The incident itself was said to have happened at the intersection of East Johnson and Melrose Street.

Police arrested Devarion Lamar Bowers, 37, for felon in possession of a firearm Friday night at the 200-block of East Johnson Avenue.

A Friday evening traffic stop that began at the intersection of Johnson and Patrick Street led to a felony arrest. Jeremy Boone Gibbs, 33, of Bono, After Investigator Chris Jefferson with the Street Crimes Unit initiated the stop, the driver continued traveling north on Patrick and turned east on Belt Street. During the turn, he threw a methamphetamine pipe out the window, breaking it on the ground. He then stopped the vehicle – and was immediately taken into custody. Gibbs faces felony charges of tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of firearm by certain persons, and driving with a suspended license.

A 17-year-old female reported a robbery after 4 PM Friday near the intersection of Johnson Avenue and Howard Street. She said a male between 35-40 pushed her down, grabbed her by the shirt collar and attempted to take her phone. She fought back, striking him several times and causing him to flee, according to her report. He didn’t get the phone.

A residential burglary was reported Friday between 10:45 AM and 2 PM at a unit at 98 Rogers Street. It involved a gun being stolen along with other property.

Early Friday morning, someone broke into Family Dollar on Gee Street and stole money from the safe.

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