JONESBORO, Ark. – Here’s a look at the reports released Thursday by the Jonesboro Police Department, ranging from burglaries to a stabbing incident.
A vehicle break-in was reported between Tuesday and Wednesday at the 900-block of Links Circle, in which a suspect entered a vehicle and stole items.
Catalytic converter thefts returned to police reports this week, with one reported around 4:30 AM Wednesday at the 1000-block of Neil Drive. This time, the converter was stolen from a U-haul truck.
A sex offender was arrested for not registering as required, and violating his parole, around 1 PM Wednesday at the 2000-block of North Church Street. Timothy Shane Wilson, 39, of Jonesboro, was arrested.
A suspect kicked in the back door of a home sometime between August 30 and September 2 at the 4200-block of Teri Dawn Cove. Items ranging from a watch, to an iPad, to Air Jordan shoes were stolen. No suspects were known in the residential burglary report.
A 14-year-old was arrested around 2 PM Wednesday at Academy Sports in Jonesboro for shoplifting a Smith & Wesson BB gun. Authorities found over one gram of meth on the teen, as well, adding a felony possession charge. However, it is likely they will be prosecuted in juvenile court.
Two state employees were attacked at CYS Wednesday evening around 6 to 7 PM by an 18-year-old from Pocahontas, who now faces a felony charge for battery of an officer or state employee while in custody of the state. He also netted a resisting arrest charge and a second degree assault charge, both misdemeanors.
An 18-year-old Wynne male was arrested around 8 PM Wednesday at the 900-block of N. Patrick Street for allegedly threatening to kill the victim. The charge on the arrest was felony terroristic threatening.
A hit and run happened Wednesday evening around 6 PM at the intersection of Caraway and Stallings. Although several others have happened this week as well, this particular incident rose to potential felony status as the victim sustained injury. Leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury is a felony charge. Meanwhile, the victim was cited for driving on a suspended license.
Sometime between Tuesday and Wednesday morning at the 2000-block of Belt Street, a suspect broke into a residence and stole an Apple Watch and a black .38 revolver.
A West Memphis man was arrested on a felony charge on the allegation he stabbed a man Wednesday in Jonesboro. Anthony Sanders, 46, of West Memphis, faces a felony battery charge after an incident around 10 PM Wednesday at the 500-block of Melrose Street. A large number of police responded to the incident. They arrived to find a 47-year-old male victim with a stab wound to the chest. Most of the report was masked but it did indicate some type of argument may have led to the violence.
A domestic battery that may have rose to the level of aggravated assault was reported Wednesday evening to JPD. Around 4 PM, the incident was reported to have begun at the Gladiolus Apartments. Police later learned of the incident after being dispatched to St. Bernards. The alleged victim said she was fighting with a 68-year-old female suspect who hit her with a plate. She suffered minor cuts. She also said she punched the suspect in the face.
An arrest for possession of multiple types of drugs with intent to deliver, including meth, was made early Thursday near Creek/Kingsbury/Red Wolf in Jonesboro. It all happened thanks to a traffic stop for an improper turn. Officer Aasin Lester arrested Thomas Michael Wende, 30, of Jonesboro and Jonathan D. Watkins, 31, of Jonesboro, during the incident. The astute officer reportedly found heroin, cocaine, ecstasy, molly, and weed. Jail records show Wende faces charges for possession with intent to deliver. It wasn’t clear what charges the other man faced, due to the report being masked.
Police catch vehicle break-in suspects in the act
Authorities responded to a vehicle break-in in progress around 5 AM Thursday at the 1600-block of Latourette Lane. The report indicated the suspects were breaking into vehicles at an apartment complex. Police responded and the suspects fled from the scene in a tan 2007 GM Denali. Unfortunately for the suspects, they couldn’t escape from Jonesboro law enforcement.
Kydarius Detraveon Kennedy, 20, and Cleveland Overton, 19, both of Jonesboro, were arrested during the incident. Charges in the report include felony breaking or entering and unauthorized use of another person’s property to facilitate a crime; The report also lists misdemeanors including fleeing, resisting arrest, a failure to appear warrant, and carrying a weapon. Police found several 9mm handguns loaded with hollow point ammunition on the suspects. Both remain in CCDC as of this publication.
A vehicle break-in was discovered Thursday morning from the night before at the 1800-block of Lorene Cove. A window was broken and vehicle entered.