JONESBORO, Ark. – A vehicle that was stolen late Saturday night in Jonesboro was recovered the next day. Four juveniles were arrested in the incident.
The theft happened sometime between 9:35 PM and 10:20 PM on October 21 at the 3400-block of Sun Avenue. A blue 2006 Honda Civic was stolen from the apartment complex where it was parked. It was registered as stolen with police.
The following day, October 22, Officer Zachary Hobbs was patrolling the area of Mary Jane and Northwood when he spotted the car stolen the night before. As he turned on his blue lights, the driver jumped out and according to the officer’s narrative, began making aggressive movements toward the front of the car as if he was about to flee the scene. Officer Hobbs drew his duty pistol and advised the suspect to stop, warning that he would deploy his K-9 partner. The suspect complied and got on the ground. At that time, three other individuals jumped out of the vehicle, and Officer Hobbs gave them commands to get on the ground. All subjects complied with the orders and were detained until other units arrived on the scene.
Three 16-year-old male suspects and one 14-year-old male suspect were arrested for theft by receiving, the report says. They were referred to the juvenile department for prosecution. Two of the suspects were already on probation, according to the report.
Police made contact with the parents/guardians of all four juveniles and notified them of the incident. All four were transported to the Craighead County Juvenile Detention Center.
The report says that the vehicle was recovered with damage to the front bumper and one of the wheels.