JONESBORO, Ark. – A man who got out of his vehicle while appearing to carry a rifle during protests Sunday in Jonesboro has been arrested.
Late Sunday, JPD announced that an arrest has been made in what they say is an aggravated assault that took place during the afternoon protest on Caraway Road. Witnesses reported that around 4:15 p.m., a man had exited his vehicle and presented a gun in a threatening manner towards the crowd.
During a video obtained by NEA Report, the crowd can be heard screaming and running as the man exits his vehicle carrying a firearm. Several citizen journalists said it was an AR-style rifle.
Several individuals filed reports with the department and the investigation began in this incident.
A second video appears to show more of the incident. The man, who has not been identified by police, appears to be driving fast through the protests and honking his horn. As he passes by one of the marchers, they kick his vehicle. He immediately brakes, gets out with what appears to be a rifle, and the crowd begins to flee in panic.
32-year-old John Bosze was identified as the arrested suspect Monday afternoon. A Bench Warrant was issued where Probable Cause was found to charge Bosze for Aggravated Assault.