Man with Felony Warrant Arrested After Fleeing Authorities in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, Ark. – A man wanted on a felony warrant was captured in Jonesboro after allegedly fleeing from law enforcement officers, according to a report filed with the Jonesboro Police Department (JPD).

The incident took place between 3:31 PM and 5:55 PM on July 28, near the 2800-block of East Highland Drive. Officer Trevor Vanhouten spotted a white Dodge Charger with tags that had expired in March. When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle, the suspect reportedly exited the car and fled on foot towards the south. Despite deploying a K9 unit to track the suspect, the initial search proved unsuccessful.

However, hours later, Lt. Nathan Coleman encountered a man, believed to be the suspect, walking along a sidewalk. After verifying the man’s identification, it was discovered that he had an outstanding felony probation revocation warrant from Faulkner County. The man, identified as 27-year-old Dantre Marquis Cobbs, was arrested on the spot.

Police continued their investigation at the scene, suspecting that Cobbs had discarded a tan backpack while fleeing. A local resident, who was acquainted with Cobbs, informed authorities that the suspect had entered his home and left behind the backpack. Police obtained permission from the resident to search the home and the backpack, where they discovered a stolen black Smith & Wesson M&P .40 handgun and a blue hat believed to have been worn by Cobbs during his escape.

Although Cobbs was charged with misdemeanor fleeing and first-degree criminal mischief, authorities contemplated additional charges regarding the stolen firearm. However, uncertainty surrounding the possession and possible tampering of the bag and its contents led the detective and the prosecutor’s office to decide against filing the firearm-related felony charge. While authorities still believe Cobbs likely owned the bag and its contents, they could not definitively prove it was not tampered with.

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