Stolen vehicle involved in crash causing severe injury; Plus other weekend reports released Monday by JPD

A stolen vehicle Friday night from the 1500-block of South Church Street was later found by police attempting to make a traffic stop. The vehicle fled and was involved in an accident, disabling it.

A 15-year-old suspect was arrested and a second 16-year-old suspect escaped on foot after the wreck. At 1:20 AM Saturday morning, Cpl. Heath Loggains was traveling eastbound on Word Avenue when a white passenger car turned from Allen onto Word without headlights. The vehicle sped off when the officer tried getting closer. The car ran red lights and at one intersection, collided with a van. The van flippedĀ  and the white car came to a stop. The occupants of the car tried to flee on foot. At least one of them made it into a wooded area but the other, believed to be the driver, was apprehended.

The driver of the van was trapped inside. Responders freed him and he was flown to a Memphis hospital for the severe injuries he sustained. Police noted he was unconscious, sustained severe lacerations, and possible internal injuries.

The driver, a minor, faces felony charges of fleeing, theft by receiving, and leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury, in addition to other minor charges.


Other reports released Monday

Several vehicles on Hallie Cove were egged between Thursday night and Friday morning.

More fraudulent unemployment claims have been filed with JPD. Over 21 reports of a similar nature have been filed in recent weeks.

A man was arrested with crack cocaine after he was accused of violating a no contact order, harassing communications, and felony terroristic threatening after he showed up Friday morning to an ex’s house at the 500-block of Labaurne Street. Marvel Lewis, 38, of Jonesboro, was arrested.

A former Walmart employee caused a scene at the Parker Road Walmart Friday morning before 10 AM. He was loud and throwing items, the report said, but no arrests were made.

A man who had a flat tire around 1 AM at Dan Avenue and Johnson had to leave his vehicle overnight. When he returned later in the day, the vehicle had been vandalized. The front hood was beaten with a blunt object, a mirror knocked off, and the back glass had the words “Rich Die Young” painted on it. Several items were stolen from the vehicle.

Several minor instances of shoplifting were reported throughout the city, including at Walmart and Dillards.

A call about two men trying to hot-wire a vehicle Friday night ended with one being arrested with mushrooms and a suppressor for his gun. Frank Kareal Rogers, 34, of Jonesboro, faces felony charges for the drugs and an obstruction charge for giving false information to the police.

A vehicle was shot Friday night sometime at the 500-block of East Allen in Jonesboro.

A gun was reported stolen after 11 AM Saturday at the 2900-block of Gilmore. It was a Springfield Armory XDM 9mm pistol.

A suspect made threats to shoot employees at Academy SPorts Saturday afternoon in Jonesboro. Police were dispatched just before 3 PM to 2800-Parkwood. The reason for the disturbance, not that there would be a good one anyway, was not listed.

A suspect is accused of pointing a gun at and threatening victims after 6 PM Saturday at the 400-block of Garden Manor. The 911 call indicated someone shot the gun but no arrests were made. The case was being investigated.

A suspect wrecked into a building early Sunday in Jonesboro and fled the scene of the accident. However, he left an ID and passport in the vehicle. The accident happened around 1:30 AM Sunday at the 500-block of East Washington and was witnessed by security at St. Bernards. The suspect wasn’t apprehended but authorities are investigating and obviously, have an idea of who he is.

A suspect was arrested for vandalizing vehicles in the NEA Baptist parking lot Sunday in Jonesboro. Around 9 AM, police responded to the irate suspect who was believed to be under the influence of drugs. Clayton Mays, 34, of Jonesboro, was arrested for vandalizing vehicles in the parking lot and public intoxication.

A rarely seen charge of “threatening a fire or bombing” was investigated Sunday evening before 10 PM at the 3100-block of Fairview Drive. Police were called in reference to threats being made but no arrests were listed.

A residential burglary with significant theft was reported Sunday between 1 PM and about 10 PM at the 700-block of Southwest Drive. The resident there reported $5,000 in clothing items and shoes stolen.

Someone shot six rounds from a gun Monday morning around 3:05 AM near the 600-block of Alpine Street. Apparently, a suspect was beating on a window of an apartment shortly before firing the shots. No arrests.

Someone went to the 2700-block of Fred Street and cut almost all of the engine wires on a Kubota Excavator, causing around $5,500 in damage, a report said.



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