Fight, then gunshots Wednesday night in Jonesboro; Other reports from JPD

JONESBORO, Ark. – If the Jonesboro Police Department can determine who fired at least three gunshots last night in Jonesboro, they face felony charges.

It began as Officer Christopher Pigg was first dispatched at about 11:02 PM in reference to a fight. Six subjects were alleged to have entered an apartment at the 500-block of  Melrose and fought, breaking several items inside in the process. But while the officer was on the scene, he heard loud screaming coming from a nearby intersection. Then, he heard three gunshots.

It was about 11:13 PM near the intersection of Melrose and Self Circle as the gunfire rang out, reports said. Police found three spent shell casings in the area. It wasn’t clear to witnesses or authorities if the shooting incident was connected to the individuals involved in the fight.

Both were being investigated.


Other reports released Thursday by JPD

A stolen red 1994 Chevy Caprice was found around noon on Gee Street in Jonesboro Wednesday. It was stolen out of Forrest City. The vehicle had been hot-wired when officers found it. It will be processed for evidence.

A report was filed after a woman answered the door holding a firearm at the 3300-block of Caraway Commons in Jonesboro and the victim felt threatened. It was alleged to have taken place on May 16 but the report was filed on Wednesday.

Shortly after 5 PM at the 3500-block of Harrisburg Road, a suspect was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend while operating a vehicle under the influence of intoxicants. He faces misdemeanor charges.

A report filed Wednesday evening alleges an assault between 6 and 7 AM at the 1000-block of West Huntington by a 76-year-old male on a 45-year-old female who is listed on the report as his spouse. No arrests were listed.

Brandon R. Mccullar, 35, of Lepanto, was arrested sometime after 5 PM near the intersection of S Caraway Road and Wilkins Avenue on a valid felony bench warrant.

Sometime between 6:30 PM and 6:44 PM at the 200-block of North Main Street, a male suspect allegedly threatened to shoot a 20-year-old female because she would not loan him money for gas, the report said. The suspect was gone by the time officers arrived.

Shortly before 7 PM at the 4000-block of Stadium, officers were dispatched to a disturbance where three suspects, ages 16-17, were investigated for battery of a 15-year-old male victim. The narrative was masked and no arrests were noted.

A man was arrested for having a stolen gun after a traffic stop around 8 PM near the intersection of Red Wolf and Highland. It began as a traffic stop for swerving across lanes. Travarus Darquarious Smith, 19, of Jonesboro, was also cited for no seat belt, no insurance, and possession of a misdemeanor substance with purpose to deliver.

A residential burglary happened at the 3300-block of Barrett Circle at a unit between 5:30 AM and 9 PM Wednesday. Over $1,000 in property was reportedly taken.

Sometime before 9 PM at a unit at the 3400-block of Sun Avenue, a suspect allegedly threatened to shoot a victim.

A 27-year-old Illinois man was arrested for threatening staff Wednesday night at St. Bernards Behavioral Health.

A blank text sent to the 911-text alert system led dispatchers to attempt to call the number back – but no one answered. Police went to the residence sometime before 3 AM at the 1900 block of East Johnson and after difficulty getting someone to answer the door, finally made contact with and arrested a 45-year-old man for possession of methamphetamine and paraphernalia.

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