Jonesboro Business Reports Major Felony Theft

A Jonesboro Police Department patrol car. Photo by Stan Morris.

JONESBORO, Ark. – A business at 4928 East Nettleton Avenue in Jonesboro was recently cleared out of approximately $11,750 worth of belongings, a police report claims. The business owner is alleging theft.

The report was taken around 9:51 p.m. on September 4, when the business owner contacted police after discovering that virtually everything inside his store was gone, he said. The items ranged from electric power tools, mechanical tools, wrenches, and ratchets to several desktop computers, laptops, hard drives, and other computer equipment. Also missing were speakers housed in a green and wooden box. The initial estimated value of the theft was $11,750.

The police report lists a 63-year-old suspect in the theft, though identifying information is masked from public view. A social media post by the victim indicates that he suspects his landlord was behind the theft. The same social media post claims almost $100,000 in property was stolen, in total.

NEA Report spoke to the owner of the former business, Jeremy Murphy. He said he owned a used power tool store at the location that he had shut down about 12 months ago. He acknowledged he was not current on the rent, adding that he never received an eviction notice. He said the landlord had thrown away all of his belongings.

The report alleges serious felony charges, including commercial burglary and theft of property valued between $5,000 and $25,000, although that charge could be elevated if it is established that the theft exceeded $25,000.

However, considering the circumstances, it isn’t clear if any charges will be pursued by police.

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