JONESBORO — A Mississippi County man arrested Saturday on suspicion of stealing and damaging a woman’s car is also suspected of breaking into a local motorcycle dealership, police reported.
The stolen 2016 Buick Cascada was not listed as recovered property in the incident report released Monday by the Jonesboro Police Department. The department did describe the damage the car incurred.
According to the report, the car’s exterior was littered with dirt and grass, the driver’s door was scratched, front bumper ripped loose, skid plate hanging underneath the rear end and blood was found inside the vehicle.
Robert Yerbey, 30, was apprehended by police in a parking lot in the 3000 block of Red Wolf Boulevard. The suspect’s bloody shirt and pair of shorts were seized by police, the report indicates.
Various cards belonging to the victim were recovered at the Craighead County Sheriff’s Office, while a debit card and checkbook were recovered in the 5000 block of East Parker Road, it read.
In this case, he is being held in suspicion of theft by receiving a vehicle valued at more than $5,000 but less than $25,000, first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at more than $1,000 but $5,000 or less and theft of credit/debit cards.
Hours later, police were dispatched to Harley Davidson of Jonesboro, 4500 Oliver Street. Two glass panes on the garage-style door were broken and the cash register was taken, an incident report read.
A mid-to-late 1990s Chevrolet pickup truck pulling a trailer was reportedly involved in the burglary. The report states that Yerbey was arrested Sunday in jail on additional charges of commercial burglary, breaking or entering a building or structure, first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at $1,000 or less and theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a building.
The online jail roster shows Yerbey was being held on a $35,000 bond. He did not appear Monday for a probable cause hearing in district court.