Two Arrested in Jonesboro for Drug Possession and Endangering Welfare of Minors on July 4th

JONESBORO, Ark. – Two individuals were arrested on July 4th in Jonesboro on multiple charges, including drug possession and endangering the welfare of a minor.

The incident occurred at approximately 12:05 AM in the vicinity of the 3200-block of N. Church Street, according to the police report. JPD Officer Trevor Sutton initiated a traffic stop after observing the driver fail to use a turn signal, run a stop sign, make an improper turn, drive without lights, and exceed the speed limit. The report also mentions a charge of fleeing.

During the traffic stop, law enforcement discovered four grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine. Megan Elizabeth Bornhoft, a 26-year-old resident of Harrisburg, and Charles Benton Turner, a 27-year-old resident of Jonesboro, were both taken into custody. Charges filed against them include possession of methamphetamine, endangering the welfare of a minor (third-degree misdemeanor), and the aforementioned traffic offenses.

Notably, this incident unfolded in the presence of two seven-year-old boys and a five-year-old girl. The involvement of minors has added gravity to the charges brought against Bornhoft and Turner.

The case remains under investigation.

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