Arson Suspected in Jonesboro After Vehicle Set Ablaze

JONESBORO, Ark. — Authorities are currently investigating a case of suspected arson in Jonesboro, where a vehicle was set on fire, causing extensive damage.

The incident occurred between 1:06 PM and 2:06 PM on October 6 at the 100-block of Burke Avenue. A white 2005 Chrysler 300, belonging to a 46-year-old man from Brinkley, was engulfed in flames during the incident.

At this stage of the investigation, the suspect responsible for the arson remains unidentified. Law enforcement officials are actively pursuing leads and gathering evidence to determine the motive and circumstances behind the intentional act.

Arson is a serious offense in Arkansas, and its classification depends on the extent of property damage. In this case, the incident is being investigated as a Class D felony, as the property sustained damage estimated to be between $500 and $2,500. If convicted, the perpetrator could face a prison sentence of up to 6 years, in addition to a fine of up to $10,000.

The investigation into this incident is ongoing.

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