JPD catches vehicle break-in suspect; More on Dollar General robbery; Reports released Monday

A road rage incident was reported Friday morning, a woman’s police report said. According to the report, the suspect pulled a gun and pointed at her while the two were driving. The suspect vehicle was a truck with a blue “City of Weiner” logo on the side.

A man is accused of aggravated assault after a report said he entered Payless Furniture, 208 Creek Drive, and threatened workers with a gun because they disrespected his child’s mother.

A remarkable theft report was filed with JPD on Friday, indicating between 9/7 and 9/8, a 75-year-old patient at NEA Baptist hospital allegedly had jewelry stolen by a nurse. One 24K gold chain was estimated to be “$30,000” in value – but another item carried an even more staggering figure in value: An 18K gold cross, Maltese shaped, black onyx in the center with a brilliant red cross. The report states the value of that item is estimated at $800,000.


An unknown suspect entered a victim’s vehicle and stole his wallet and car keys, a 9:32 PM Friday report said. However, quick work by victim and police led to the suspect getting arrested.

It happened at the 2100-block of South Caraway Road – or it began there, at least. A man advised police that a woman seen in the area had entered his vehicle and stolen several items. While investigating, Officer Zachary Nead received a call from the victim who said his stolen card had just been used at Walmart. That’s where the officer went – and he arrived just in time.

The officer made contact with Ashley Loraine Ballew, 35, of Jonesboro. She was found to have numerous items including the possessions belonging to the victim. Officer Nead arrested her, inventorying 10 various debit/credit cards, 15 checks made out to various people, a large amount of documents, and a loaded syringe containing meth. Pills and weed were also located. Ballew now faces numerous misdemeanor and felony charges.

A 41-year-old woman arrived at a local hospital with injuries including a bloody nose Friday night. She told police she had been raped then beaten by two unknown suspects.

A residential burglary happened sometime Friday night on North Bridge Street involving a PS4 and 2K18 being stolen.

A Saturday morning report indicated someone stole four aluminum five-spoke rims with tires from Central Toyota early in the morning.

Someone tried to kick in a door at the 3200-block of Parkwood Road between Friday night and Saturday morning.

Dollar General Robbery

Another robbery happened at a Dollar General, this one at the 5400-block of Southwest Drive. Around 7:15 PM Saturday, police say suspects stole items and used force when fleeing the scene. The report lists three suspects: Lakita A Davis, 35, of Memphis; Tavia Jackson, 18, of Memphis; and Tacorrion Golden, 20, of Memphis.

Police released the following information on Saturday:

On Saturday, 10/03/20, officers were dispatched to a robbery in progress call at the Dollar General, 5431 Southwest Drive. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle that fled the scene and headed north on Southwest Drive. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and crashed during the course of the pursuit by Jonesboro PD and Arkansas State Police. The driver of the vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene and three others were transported to local hospitals. The Arkansas State Police is assisting with the investigation

A suspect forced entry into and stole a vehicle from the 400-block of West Parker Road between 4 PM Saturday and 1 AM Sunday. The stolen vehicle was a black 2001 Dodge Ram 1500.

Police make busts at The Diamond Grill

Multiple guns, thousands of dollars in pot and ecstasy, and other items were found in a vehicle early Sunday at the 300-block of North Airport Road. Police believed it to belong to a drug dealer but that suspect was not located.

Reports said seven vehicles were unlocked by police and searched from what they felt was probable cause after off duty officers working security noticed several cars had guns and drugs in them.

Zavarian Powell, 18, of Jonesboro, was arrested on suspicion of theft by receiving a firearm; Dominic Claybrooks, 34, of Jonesboro, was arrested for possession of Ecstasy greater than 2 grams. Four others were cited for misdemeanors.

One injured in early Sunday shooting

JPD responded to a shooting around 2:30 AM at the 300-block of State Street where a man said he was shot in the leg and didn’t know who shot him. The man actually had two gunshot wounds once examined by medical personnel.

Police found gold Luger shell casings from a 9mm.

The same suspect is believed to have caused property damage during the shooting at the 300-block of State Street.

Someone broke the back glass window of a residence and stole four guns in a burglary reported over the weekend. Between Friday at noon and Sunday afternoon at the 100-block of Melrose Street, the incident took place. Two shotguns, a muzzleloader, and a rifle were stolen.

An aggravated assault report filed Sunday afternoon alleged that suspects pushed a victim and pointed a gun at her, then tried to hit her with a car, at the 200-block of East Johnson.

Vehicle break-ins:

  • Between Thursday night and Friday morning at the 1700-block of Westwood Drive
  • Reported around 10 PM Friday at the 2200-block of N. Church Street, cards stolen
  • A car was broken into at the 1100-block of Walker PL sometime between early Saturday and noon
  • Vehicles were illegally entered at the 2200-block of North Church sometime over the weekend

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  1. We are the spokespersons and representatives for the family an estate of Lakita Davis it has been confirmed by the evidence and jonesboro police dept that there was not a robbery to occur the cashier made a false report out of anger and we are requesting a retraction of all references to this incident as a robbery. We are also requesting that you cease and desist from using any names, images, likeness or references to the decedent and her family. If you have any questions feel free to contact us via email. Thanks.

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