Two Arrested After Jonesboro Police Thwart Commercial Burglary

JONESBORO — A commercial burglary was intercepted last week in Jonesboro, leading to the arrest of two suspects.

Between 9:20 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. September 9 on West Washington Avenue’s 2300-block, authorities responded to a suspicious gray 2005 Chevy Equinox reported in the vicinity. Upon arrival, Officer Christopher Rogers discovered two individuals inside the commercial structure allegedly stealing the proprietor’s equipment and possessions, according to the police report.

The purported stolen items comprised a variety of items, including drills, a weed eater, and a generator. The report indicated that the majority of the theft involved tools, with the estimated value reaching into the thousands. Notably, an entire collection of DeWalt HVAC tools was among the items, which the owner appraised at approximately $25,000.

The suspects, identified as Aaron W. Cooper, 60, of Jonesboro, and Dustin Edward Webb, 38, of Paragould, were apprehended at the site. Both now face felony charges, including theft of $25,000 or more and commercial burglary.

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