Man shot on birthday; New vehicle stolen, set on fire; Other weekend reports released Monday by JPD

A suspect broke into a home around 7:30 AM on Friday, October 16, a police report alleges. It says he forced entry into a residence, took the victim’s phone, broke the wall and threw her. James J. Eakes, 29, was arrested

A second degree sexual assault of a 29-year-old female was reported between Thursday and Friday with a suspect alleged to have forced himself onto a victim, touching her private areas.

A second report filed on Friday alleges rape of a 9-year-old female victim sometime between October 11 and October 15 by a 48-year-old male.

A traffic stop by the Street Crimes Unit led to an arrest for possession of meth with intent to deliver, along with several other charges, on Friday. Alex Walker, 49, of Jonesboro, was arrested around 2 PM near McClure/Monroe for several charges of suspected drug dealing, a felony bench warrant, and other charges.

A report of a man punching a woman in the face and possibly breaking her nose ended with a felony arrest for domestic battery between 2 PM and 4 PM Friday in the 2900-block of Casey Springs Road. Michael McDaniel, 43, of Jonesboro, was arrested. for second degree battery, fleeing, public intox, and revocation of probation.

A residential burglary between 10/1 and 10/16 was reported Friday at the 5000-block of Prospector Drive in which a suspect entered a residence and tried to steal an oven.

Multiple reports filed Friday detailed attempted suicides in Jonesboro, ranging from an overdose to a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Another report Sunday detailed an attempted suicide.

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A robbery at knifepoint happened between 5 AM and 5:30 AM Saturday at the 680-block of Southwest Drive. A suspect entered Kum and Go and held up the clerk with a knife, ordering him to give all the money.

A 21-year-old man was shot late Friday/early Saturday at the 700-block of Freeman Street. He sustained a gunshot wound to the left groin and leg area. Entry and exit wounds were visible. There was also a graze from a bullet on the victim’s right breast. The man said he was enjoying his birthday but two or three black males he didn’t know came to his house and shot him. The suspect vehicle was a green Chevy Tahoe with damage to the passenger side rear quarter panel. JPD is continuing the investigation, with 13 witnesses interviewed so far.

A residential burglary was reported between 10/2 and 10/17 at the 1400-block of Locus Drive with a suspect having tracked paint throughout the house. It continues a trend of vacant homes being broken into recently.

An officer’s quick response on Saturday may have saved a man’s life from drowning. It happened around 2:30 PM at the 500-block of W. Elm. An elderly man accidentally drove his motorized scooter too close to a swimming pool and fell in, sustaining injuries in the process. Officer Calvin Newman entered the pool and helped raise the man’s head above the water. He had blood coming from his left temple and large bruising. EMS arrived to take over.

A 23 year old female suspect allegedly pointed a gun at victims between 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM Saturday near Forrest/Church. No arrests.

A residential burglary was reported between 6 PM and 10 PM at the 1300-block of W. Monroe Avenue with a large theft having taken place as well.

Police arrived at a murder scene at 10:43 PM Saturday at 1819 Self Circle, unit 3 to find Brian A. Ward, 40, dead from a suspected gunshot wound. Read more from JPD here. 

A woman reported an aggravated assault late Saturday/early Sunday at the 300-block of State Street where a suspect allegedly pointed a gun at her.

A large fight around 11 AM Sunday at the 2500-block of Mary Jane Drive involved subjects attacking a victim with a hammer and baseball bat before a witness came outside with a rifle and stopped the attack.

An aggravated residential burglary was reported late Sunday around 10:20 PM at the 3500-block of Keely Drive, where an unknown suspect entered a residence and pointed a rifle at a victim.

A man’s white 2020 Chevy Tahoe was stolen from the 3800-block of E. Johnson Avenue, a report filed after 11 PM said. The vehicle was found set on fire, adding an arson charge along with the felony theft case.

Two suspects were arrested early Monday after being seen on camera attempting to break into vehicles. Cleveland Overton, 19, of Jonesboro and Kenterris Farmer, 18, of Jonesboro, were arrested near the 2500-block of E. Johnson Avenue around 1:20 AM Monday.

A tan 2006 Chevy Trailblazer was reported stolen Monday between 10/17 and 10/19 at the 500-block of Union.

A suspect stole a victim’s truck between Sunday night and Monday morning at 6:15 AM from the 4300-block of Aggie Road. A firearm was also in the vehicle when it was stolen. The vehicle is a white 2019 Ford F-150 XLT.

Vehicle break-ins:

  • Between 10 PM 7/31 and 10:30 AM 8/1 at the 200-block of N. Bridge Street (reported Friday, 10/16)
  • Around 12:16 AM Saturday at the 900-block of Live Oak Circle, a suspect shattered the side window of a passenger car and stole a wallet
  • Between 2 AM and 10:15 AM Saturday at the 1400-block of Belt Street
  • Between 11 PM and 9 AM early Saturday at the 500-block of E. Oak.
  • Between 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM Sunday at the 2500-block of Lexington Pl, a vehicle was broken into and a gun was stolen.


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  1. This will Never end… There is definitely a Methademic occurring in Jungleboro that is far worse than the Covid-19! Things are much better in Mountain Home Arkansas, trust me. No gang’s, just a bunch of tourist you have to deal with during the summer months,lol.

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