Man Arrested in Jonesboro for Firing Rifle from Moving Vehicle, Damaging Property

JONESBORO, Ark. – A Jonesboro man was arrested on Friday for discharging a firearm from a moving vehicle, which led to damage to both a vehicle and a building, according to a police report.

The incident occurred between 10 and 10:30 a.m. on July 21 at the Dollar General store, 1616 N. Church Street in Jonesboro. Jonesboro police responded to a third party report of employees being threatened.

The report, currently under investigation, indicates that the suspect fired a rifle from a moving vehicle. As a result, a vehicle and the Dollar General building sustained damage. Two individuals, a 19-year-old male and a 27-year-old female, as well as the Dollar General corporation, are listed as victims.

The suspect, identified as 19-year-old Jametrius Jaquan Thomas, also known as “Meech,” of Jonesboro, was arrested at a residence at approximately 12:29 p.m. the same day, the police report says. He was unarmed at the time of the arrest.

Thomas is now facing multiple felony charges, including a terroristic act, aggravated assault, unlawful discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, and criminal mischief. As the investigation continues, more details are expected to emerge regarding this alarming incident.

Source: CCSO. Note: Jail records do not necessarily list all charges.

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