Real estate development workshop at city hall


JONESBORO, Ark. – A residential and business real estate developers’ workshop will be held 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in City Council chambers at the Municipal Center, 300 S. Church St.

Any builder, developer or other person involved in real estate development in Jonesboro is welcome to attend. City Planner Derrel Smith and representatives of the city’s planning, engineering, inspections and fire departments will make presentations and be available for comments. Continue reading “Real estate development workshop at city hall”

Tattoo artist arrested on meth and firearm charges

JONESBORO, Ark. – Guns, drugs, and tattoo needles were found during the execution of a search warrant Wednesday in Jonesboro

It happened at 6:42 p.m. Wednesday evening at 2607 West Matthews Avenue in Jonesboro. The immediate room on the west side of the home was where JPD Officer Bryan Bailey noted finding a Rossi .38 Special revolver in the floor. Laying a foot away was a bag of methamphetamine, the report said. The revolver was fully loaded with five various rounds. Marijuana and related paraphernalia were also found in the room, as were two posters of the suspect, Alandis Tacasey Jefferson, 33, of Jonesboro. Continue reading “Tattoo artist arrested on meth and firearm charges”

Bono man arrested for meth on Gee Street

JONESBORO, Ark. – A Gee Street traffic stop led to an arrest for meth when an officer’s K9 reacted several times to the vehicle during a sweep.

It happened at about 3:23 p.m. on Gee Street in Jonesboro, when Investigator Jason Chester began a traffic stop on a black SUV with no vehicle tags. As the vehicle pulled into Hays, 1000 Gee Street, a passenger tried to exit the vehicle and walk off. Mark Raymond Cline, 47, of Bono, exited from the rear seat on the driver’s side before Chester ordered him back into the car and he complied.  Continue reading “Bono man arrested for meth on Gee Street”

Man alleges ex-girlfriend poured oil on clothes

JONESBORO, Ark. – A local couple’s breakup now involves police after a man alleged his ex-girlfriend poured caster oil all over his clothes.

The incident is alleged to have taken place at the Links Apartments in Jonesboro, where on Wednesday, police showed up to a call about stolen keys and damaged property. Officer Billy Anderson with Jonesboro Police Department arrived and spoke with the resident. The man, 31, said his ex-girlfriend and he had recently gone through a split and she had come to the apartment to retrieve her things.

She also retrieved some level of revenge, if the man’s story is correct. Continue reading “Man alleges ex-girlfriend poured oil on clothes”

Officer of the month saved woman’s life in fire in February

JONESBORO, Ark. – The Jonesboro Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 8, could not have picked a more deserving name for their February, 2017 Officer of the Month.

On Monday, February 13th, a call came in to dispatchers about a house on fire in the 600-block of Craighead Road 765, according to the FOP Facebook page. It was about 11 a.m. when Craighead County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Josh Miller was the first to arrive on scene. He pulled up to find the residence engulfed in smoke and flames.

When he got out of his patrol vehicle, Miller could hear a female yelling, the FOP Facebook post described. Without fear, he then kicked in the locked front door and rushed into danger. Continue reading “Officer of the month saved woman’s life in fire in February”