Report: JPD joins fire investigation

JONESBORO — Police are probing an apartment fire that occurred Monday in the 1400 block of West Huntington Avenue.

JPD is assisting the fire department in its investigation. A 2◊1-year-old male is suspected of arson causing damage valued at $500 or more, theft by receiving property valued at more than $5,000 but less than $25,000, fleeing in a vehicle, obstructing governmental operations and reckless driving, the report indicates.


In another report, a woman was jailed Monday for hitting a 6-year-old boy with an aluminum water bottle in the 1100 block of Rainwood Drive.

A nurse at St. Bernards Medical Center informed police of the incident, the report states. Officers observed a small laceration on the top of the victim’s head.

Shelby Gilliam, 24, of Jonesboro, is suspected of second-degree domestic battering against a person 12 years or younger, a Class C felony.

Other reports:

600 block of Craighead 108, Jonesboro, first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at $500 or more.

500 block of Brittney Lane, criminal attempt to commit vehicle theft.

700 block of Madeline Court, theft of building material from a construction site valued at $500 or more.

1900 block of Mitzi Lane, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but more than $1,000.

2000 block of Timberridge Drive, breaking or entering a blue 2012 Dodge Charger, theft of a firearm valued at less than $2,500.

1100 block of Walker Place, first-degree terroristic threatening.

NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital, 4800 E. Johnson Ave., theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but greater than $1,000 from a building.

1800 block of West Matthews Avenue, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, committing a terroristic act, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but more than $1,000 from a vehicle.

Three accused of meth possession

ASH FLAT — Drugs were seized and three men were arrested last Friday during an ongoing probe by the Sharp County Sheriff’s Office, officials announced Monday.

Deputies, as well as officers with Cherokee Village Police Department, Arkansas State Police and Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, executed a search warrant at a Griffin Park camper owned by Michael Barber. Officers found over 2 pounds of meth, $4,000 in cash, marijuana “unidentified pills” and several drug paraphernalia items, according to a press release.

Barber, Casey Clouse and William Yarbrough were arrested at the scene and detained in the Sharp County Jail.