Suspect breaks into home and refuses to come out: JPD

JONESBORO, Ark. – Most victims of a residential burglary find out about the break-in after the suspect is long gone but one case in Jonesboro this week was very different.

It happened between 4:10 and 5:01 PM on February 27 at the 1700-block of Irby Street. Police were dispatched to a call about an unwanted person who had broken into the home. The victim, 32, female, was apparently locked out of the home by the intruder, although the exact details weren’t visible due to the report being masked.

Officers arrived to find that the suspect could be heard moving around inside of the home but all of the doors were locked. Officers had to enter through an unsecured window.

Jerome Scott, 35, of Jonesboro, was arrested at the scene. Police found a glass meth pipe, a lighter used to smoke meth, and a can used to melt meth, along with residue of the meth itself. Scott faces charges including residential burglary, possession of meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Jail records show he violated his parole in this incident as well. Scott remains incarcerated as of this publication.

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