Victim shot during robbery early Tuesday in Jonesboro; Other police reports

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. – A victim was shot early Tuesday in an apparent aggravated robbery in Jonesboro, an incident report said.

Between 1:50 AM and 2:37 AM in the area of Patrick and Daybreak, a victim reported he was shot in the hand while being robbed at gunpoint. The bullet traveled completely through the palm and out the back of his hand, police reported.

Few details were visible in the report due to the incident being under investigation. One male suspect, name masked, was listed in the report.

Felony charges after fighting with police

A suspect faces multiple felony charges including assaulting a law enforcement officer after fleeing a traffic stop early Monday in Jonesboro. At 1:23 AM, Officer Aasin Lester sought to conduct a traffic stop of a vehicle (for defective license lights) at Gordon and Church streets. As he was about to active his blue lights, the front passenger door flew open and a passenger stepped out of the vehicle as the driver drove away.

While much of the report is still masked due to it involving felony charges, Officer Lester reported Robert Darell Carter, 52, of Jonesboro, fled on foot. After a brief foot chase, Carter was arrested. He is being charged with possession of meth/cocaine, possession of felony drug paraphernalia, fleeing, felony second-degree battery (injures an officer), aggravated assault on an officer, misdemeanor possession, and felony parole violation.

Two officers, Lester and Officer Tanner Huff, were treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital, the report said. While the exact details are masked, the report indicates the suspect fought with officers. A used taser cartridge was logged into evidence.

In addition to meth, opioids, and other various narcotics found during the arrest, officers noted the vehicle that was being stopped was reported stolen.

Carter. Source: CCDC

Carter is being held in Craighead County Detention Center on a $100,000 bond as of this publication.

Other reports released Tuesday

A male suspect is accused of felony battering and aggravated assault after an incident around noon Monday at the 200-block of Nisbett Street in Jonesboro. A 41-year-old female victim was found with abrasions to her neck, a cut on her chin, and a busted lip. The 44-year-old man was arrested and is out on bond now.

A suspect is accused of aggravated assault on allegations that he brandished a machete and made threats. It happened about 1:46 PM Monday when officers were sent to the 900-block of Logan on a call about a fight. Lee A. Anderson, 64, of Jonesboro, was arrested for aggravated assault, public intoxication, resisting arrest, contempt of court, third degree assault, and disorderly conduct.

A man was arrested Monday afternoon at St. Bernards Behavioral Health for striking and choking two employees. Jerrod Brown, 48, of Paragould, faces a felony second degree battery charge for injury to a medical professional.

Between noon and 8 PM Monday, someone entered an unlocked vehicle at the 700-block of Perry Drive and stole a gun – a Cobra .380.

A clerk at Exxon, 215 West Huntingon, was reported to police for selling tobacco products to teens.

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