Arson investigation in Jonesboro; Other reports released Wednesday

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

An arson investigation is underway after a good Samaritan on a bike noticed the front door of a residence to be on fire around 1 AM Wednesday in Jonesboro.

Officers responded at 1:15 AM to the 1200-block of Rosemond Avenue. The fire department was already on the scene. The good Samaritan said he was riding his bike and noticed the front of a residence was on fire. He said he woke up the subjects next door to call 911.

Residents were able to get the fire put out just before the fire department showed up.

The case is being investigated as felony arson.

More reports released Wednesday

A vehicle that was involved in a homicide investigation was found and confiscated on Tuesday in Jonesboro. Officer Brandon Scott Bridges noticed the car at 3 AM turning onto Race Street. After checking the license plate, the officer found that there was a hold from Arkansas State Police on the car – a red 2013 Nissan Altima. ASP said the vehicle, and the occupants inside, were involved in a homicide and the occupants were suspects. The car parked at a gas station and a male and female went inside. They were taken into custody when they exited: Deadrick Nathaniel Garner, 20, of Fort Smith, and Jessica Nicole Hamilton, 36, of Hot Springs Nations.

A disturbance with weapons was investigated Tuesday morning in Jonesboro. Shortly before 10 AM, Officer James Lane Harrison was dispatched to the 1000-block of Ferrell Street to a unit where a suspect had allegedly threatened a victim with a firearm. The report alleges the suspect pointed it at the victims. No arrests were noted in the report.

A suspect is accused of pointing a gun at a victim and threatening to kill her from Tuesday at the 1600-block of French Street in Jonesboro. Between 9:25 AM and 10 AM was the time of the alleged crime. Officer Zachary Ryne Barton was dispatched on the initial call, although he received back up from others. Timothy Kirby, 28, of Jonesboro, was arrested. He was also charged with a felony possession of drugs count.

A residential burglary was reported after 2 PM at the 1400-block of Broadmoor in Jonesboro. A suspect is alleged to have kicked in a door and took items.

A female is accused of forging a man’s name on a lease at the Gladiolus Apartments and using his SSN on the lease. She faces a felony charge.

A male is accused of felony domestic battery against a pregnant woman after police were told he used a pillow and hands to beat the victim. The woman suffered a bloody ear, bump on the back of her head, blood in her nostrils, and other minor injuries from the assailant – her ex-spouse. The case was under investigation at last update.

A man was arrested for refusing to get out of the road during marches Tuesday evening at the intersection of Johnson and Scott in Jonesboro. At about 6:08, Officer Jeremiah Jones was dispatched to help with crowd control. The man was standing in the road and then turned to flee when officers went to make contact. He was arrested for fleeing, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest.

A stolen tan 2008 Chevy Silverado was recovered Tuesday evening on Red Wolf Boulevard.



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