Armed robbery foiled

JONESBORO — A man faces significant jail time following a victim’s claim that he attempted to rob him at gunpoint.

When the victim exited his vehicle Wednesday outside a residential building in the 700 block of Southwest Drive, he said Stanley Lewis, 30, of Forrest City, attacked him and demanded money, according to the probable cause affidavit.

He alleged that Lewis also “struck him in the head with a pistol,” pointed the gun at him and threatened to kill him. The victim was then lured at gunpoint to an apartment but was able to escape from a distracted Lewis, it read.

A detective with the Jonesboro Police Department viewed a social media video that corroborated the victim’s claim. Lewis was later arrested on a bench warrant.

District Court Judge David Boling found probable cause Friday to charge Lewis with criminal attempt to commit robbery, possession of a firearm by felon, first-degree false imprisonment, second-degree battery, first-degree terroristic threatening and aggravated assault. His bond was set at $250,000, cash or surety

The judge found probable cause for charges and set bonds for the following:

Robert Alexander, 55, of Jonesboro, third-degree domestic battering against a pregnant woman, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less; bond set at $5,000, cash or surety.

Ozzy Barnes, 18, of Harrisburg, possession of meth less than 2 grams with the purpose to deliver, felony and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $10,000, cash or surety.

Joseph Burnsed, 34, of Jonesboro, possession of meth less than 2 grams; bond set at $3,500, cash or surety.

Melvin Combs, 56, of Hughes, possession of meth less than 2 grams; bond set at $1,500, cash or surety.

Richard Giddings, 52, of Jonesboro, possession of meth more than 2 grams but less than 10 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $10,000, cash or surety.

Anthony Jackson, 44, of Lake City, possession of meth more than 10 grams but less than 200 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $5,000, cash or surety.

Franklin James, 37, of Jonesboro, residential burglary, third-degree domestic battering, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a building, violation of a no-contact order, criminal trespassing; bond set at $75,000, cash or surety.

Alexander Martinez, 18, of Jonesboro, second-degree battery, injuring a child under 12 years old; bond set at $5,000, cash or surety.

Ronnie Mattingly, 35, of Jonesboro, interference with custody/minor taken out of state; bond set at $150,000, cash or surety.

Dillon Patterson, 20, of Harrisburg, felony failure to appear; bond set at $25,000, cash or surety.

Jennifer Phillips, 43, of Jonesboro, possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $2,500, cash or surety.

Christopher Smith, 42, of Kennett, Mo., felony and misdemeanor failure to appear; $10,000 cash or surety and $2,000 cash-only bonds set.

David Smith, 32, of Jonesboro, possession of meth more than 10 grams but less than 200 grams with the purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to distribute meth; bond set at $35,000, cash or surety.

Evan Tiner, 30, of Alexander, aggravated assault on a family or household member, first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor; bond set at $1,500, cash or surety.

Jennifer Warnack, 34, of Harrisburg, felony failure to appear; bond set at $10,000, cash or surety.

Woman blacks out in incident

JONESBORO — A woman was hospitalized Friday morning in a domestic violence incident in the 5300 block of East Nettleton Avenue.

The victim, 30, was transported to St. Bernards Medical Center for swelling and redness around the eye and bruises on the back, according to the incident report. She claimed that Cody Blake, 30, of Jonesboro, choked her to the point of unconsciousness and threatened to kill her.

Blake fled in the woman’s pickup truck and was arrested at an undisclosed location away from the scene.

District Court Judge David Boling found probable cause to charge him with first-degree terroristic threatening and aggravated assault on a family or household member. A $75,000 cash or surety bond was set as part of his pretrial release.

Other reports:

2300 block of Bernard Street, breaking or entering a white 2008 Lincoln Continental, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a vehicle.

3700 block of Kristi Lake Drive, breaking or entering a black 2015 Toyota Corolla, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a vehicle.

3000 block of South Caraway Road, residential burglary, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a building.

400 block of Rogers Street, residential burglary.

3300 block of Preakness Drive, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but more than $1,000, first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at $1,000 or less.