Category: Randolph County

Caller alleged JPD officer pointed gun at him in Pocahontas road rage

JONESBORO, Ark. – A small red car ran a man off the road and then the driver pulled a gun on the him, the alleged victim’s 911 call said.

The driver, and suspect, was Garrett N. Thomason, 25, of Jonesboro – a Jonesboro police officer, at the time, who reportedly began his law enforcement career at Pocahontas Police Department.

The incident report, obtained by NEA Report through a Freedom of Information Act request to the City of Pocahontas, begins at 7:20 p.m. on Thursday, May 11. Central dispatch advised police they had received a call reporting a small red car ran the 21-year-old caller off of Pace Road, heading toward Burger King, in Pocahontas. The caller then said the driver pulled a pistol up and pointed it at him. A female passenger of the small red car pushed the driver’s hand down that was pointing the gun before the small red car reportedly pulled into GNC, a factory producing chemical spraying equipment, on Pace Road. The caller obtained the license plate number and reported it to police.

It returned to Thomason, the report said. Continue reading “Caller alleged JPD officer pointed gun at him in Pocahontas road rage”

Church offering box-springs and mattresses to flood victims

POCAHONTAS, Ark. – A local church is taking a mission in its own community and hopes to help families rebuild who lost during the flood.

The Skaggs Church of Christ (East Pocahontas) is is issuing box-springs and mattress vouchers to affected families of the 2017 Flood. These vouchers can be redeemed at Dawson Furniture Store, in Pocahontas.

Any family that experienced a loss due to flood damage is eligible for assistance, said Jon Fears, of the church.

As of Wednesday, May 10, Skaggs had issued 82 vouchers to 82 different families, church leadership said online.

To find out more or get in touch with the church, contact Jon Fears on Facebook. 

Anyone wishing to assist may send donations to the Skaggs Church of Christ, ATTN: Flood Relief, P.O. Box 1015, Pocahontas, Arkansas 72455.

Photo by Jon Fears

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