JONESBORO, Ark. – While police chased burglars, drug dealers, and even worse around town, they also encountered multiple unusual reports of people who couldn’t keep their clothes on in public.
Reports released Thursday and Friday
A shooting sent bullets tearing through someone’s vehicle late Tuesday/early Wednesday in Jonesboro. It happened after 10:30 PM Tuesday night but before 8:30 AM Wednesday morning at the 300-block of West Center Street. The driver’s side front window, door frame, and rear door were damaged by the bullets.
It wasn’t the only vehicle damaged on Center Street – and another report narrowed down the time frame. Between 3 AM and 8:40 AM Wednesday, a vehicle was damaged by gunfire with the rear passenger side window being hit during the shooting spree.
A catalytic converter theft was reported sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday morning at the 1900-block of Woodsprings Road.
A suspect apparently rented out a property she didn’t even own and a property owner found out on Wednesday at the 300-block of Rogers Street. It could constitute felony theft.
Four suspects went on a shoplifting spree Wednesday evening after 4 PM at Burlington Coat Factory.
Officers were dispatched to an address at a masked location in Jonesboro after a report of a 9-year-old boy possibly smoking marijuana. Suspicious photos were found after the child returned from his mother’s house. The case is being investigated.
A Cash woman is being charged with felony tampering with evidence after allegedly attempting to destroy drugs while already in the police car. Christina Maria Reid, 36, was stopped late Wednesday after 11 PM on Caraway Road. The driver was on probation and found to have an out of town warrant and alleged meth. She was arrested. The remainder of the report is redacted.
A burglary was reported early Thursday at the 3500-block of Fairview Drive. Apparently, a grandmother was in bed when someone entered her room and asked her where the money was – then left. The suspect apparently had a mask on and even said he didn’t want to do this, then turned to leave through the front door. The window AC unit had been removed, possibly where the suspect entered the home. But no suspects were found by police.
A residential burglary around 2 AM Thursday at the 1200-block of Rosemond Avenue involved property destruction and threats as well as an endangering the welfare of a minor charge. Police have the identity of a suspect and are investigating.
A man was arrested on allegations he pulled a knife and threatened to kill another person around noon Thursday at the 1000-block of Warner Avenue. Keith Derson Mucherson, 28, of Jonesboro, was arrested for being a parole violator as well.
A residential burglary was reported early Thursday at the 3500-block of Race Street. A felony amount of property was stolen.
A vehicle break-in was reported to have happened at the 3100-block of Colony Drive sometime during the day on Thursday. An unknown suspect broke out the door window and poured bleach onto the victim’s clothing.
A report Thursday alleges that a suspect was masturbating in the Sonic parking lot the night before. It was the Sonic on Johnson. The report alleges at least one child was present at the location during the incident.
A suspect was arrested for possession of meth with intent to deliver along with having a bench warrant. Larry Hunter, 36, was arrested after 8 PM Thursday at the area of Burke/Cottonbelt/Vine.
A suspected drug dealer fled from authorities Thursday night during an encounter at the 400-block of Melrose. It happened between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Derrick J. Whitfield, 39, of Jonesboro, was arrested with two bags of suspected meth, 33 suspected Ecstasy pills, and several Xanaxs. Investigator Bryan Bailey reported the suspect fled on foot after running his vehicle into an apartment building and Bailey’s patrol car. On top of felony drug charges, the suspect added felony fleeing, felony leaving the scene with personal injury, and felony first degree criminal mischief charges too.
A bizarre call shortly before 11 PM Thursday advised police that a male suspect was “completely naked” in a woman’s yard – and masturbating. Spencer Christian Ezell, 25, of Paragould, was arrested on misdemeanors including indecent exposure, criminal trespass, and public intoxication.
A traffic stop resulted in one suspect fleeing on foot early Friday near Matthews and Nettleton in Jonesboro. It began as a stop for a passenger not wearing his seat belt. At least one stolen gun was recovered during the stop. Two suspects were listed in the report – one of which was not identified, yet was arrested. William J. Sparks, 25, of Tyronza, was listed as suspect two and was also arrested.