Suspect pulls gun on woman, child; Catfish restaurant conflict; Other reports released Monday by JPD

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

JONESBORO, Ark. – An alleged aggravated assault was reported Sunday evening at the 300-block of Rogers. A suspect was said to have aimed a silver handgun at a victim and racked the slide while she begged for her life.

The woman said she had just bought alcohol from a bootlegger on Rogers and was walking home with her 10-year-old grandson when a black male suspect walked around the corner and pulled a gun. The woman said she told her grandson to run and got on her knees to beg for her life. She said the man aimed the gun at her, racked the slide, but then left her there.

She met back up with the child and everyone was okay. Authorities couldn’t find any leads on the case and it wasn’t assigned for investigation.

A Fight Over Fish.

A disturbance Friday at Ed’s Catfish, which was partially caught on video, resulted in a report being filed for terroristic threatening, second degree.

Police were dispatched Saturday to the restaurant in reference to threats. They spoke to a man who said the prior day, he had to remove a woman from his restaurant after she caused a scene from being unhappy with her food. His report was more focused on her alleged post about burning the business to the ground.

In a video posted to social media, the end of the conflict is captured and almost becomes physical. The video does not show how the conflict began.

Other reports released Monday, June 8 by JPD

A vehicle break-in was reported around 1:40 PM Friday at the 300-block of North Caraway Road in which a firearm was stolen.

A suspect caused felony damage to a vehicle Friday at the 3300-block of Caraway Commons in Jonesboro. The vehicle had scratches on the driver side and passenger side. It had scratches on the hood of the vehicle and also had a dent below the passenger door. The driver side mirror also was broke off.

A firearm was reported stolen between May 31 and June 1 at a unit at the 3700-block of S. Stadium Boulevard.

A 26-year-old woman was arrested for aggravated assault after she is alleged to have pointed a gun at a victim. Quiadra Williams, 26, of Jonesboro, was arrested after a disturbance was reported after 6 PM Friday at the 3700-block of School Street.

A 70-year-old woman found a bullet hole Friday evening in her home at the 1300-block of Birchwood. It was thought to have been fired in the previous 24 hours.

A felony theft was reported with the victim, NEA Construction, having over $25,000 worth stolen from them over the weekend in Jonesboro. Shortly after midnight Saturday morning, a suspect entered the property at 100 Best Industrial Drive and stole a vehicle pulling a 20′ trailer with an excavator on it. A white 2011 Ford F350, a yellow excavator, a trailer and tools were all reported stolen. The excavator alone was worth $29,000.

A report was filed against a man who allegedly said he had sex with his dog and horse.

A report filed Saturday evening alleged that a male suspect touched a female victim sexually against her will.

A residential burglary was reported between 3 AM and 3 PM at the 1100-block of Cartwright Street. 22 car titles (that’s what the report said), 20 pairs of shoes, and more were stolen. 

A man was arrested after forcing his way into a victim’s home Saturday evening at the 3800-block of Raider Road. Bradley Joseph Warzecha was arrested, the report said. The victim had an order of protection against him.

A suspect allegedly broke into a victim’s house and assaulted her Saturday evening after 11 PM at the 900-block of Word Avenue. The case was being investigated.

A vehicle break-in was reported Sunday between 1 AM and 7 AM at the 3800-block of Griffin Street. A gun was stolen from the vehicle.

A residential burglary was reported between Saturday night and Sunday morning at the 400-block of Melrose. A suspect entered the residence and stole a computer, the report said.

A traffic stop for fictitious tags resulted in a felony arrest for drugs after a K9 alerted officers to drugs. Officers found a paper with sales listed on it in a case with suspected meth an ecstasy. Scales were also located. Hany E. Elbahga, 40, of Jonesboro, was arrested on charges of no insurance, fictitious tags, obstructing governmental operations, and felony possession with intent to deliver.

An aggravated assault was reported early Monday in Jonesboro. It began after the suspect allegedly hit the victim with a brick at the 100-block of Daybreak. The victim began to chase the suspect with both getting in their vehicles. The victim said while going westbound on Daybreak, the suspect blocked the intersection, got out of his vehicle and pointed a pistol at him. So, the victim swerved and hit the suspect’s vehicle. Around 4:04 AM, officers arrived at a two-vehicle accident at Daybreak and N. Church. The suspect had already fled the scene.  After authorities interviewed witnesses, they decided there was insufficient evidence to file an aggravated assault charge and advised the victim to file an affidavit with the city attorney for battery in the third degree.

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