Man accused of

battering woman

JONESBORO — A Florida man faces several charges after a female family member alleged she was attacked.

The Jonesboro Police Department responded to a family disturbance Wednesday in the 100 block of Harvester Drive, according to the incident report. Justin Mitchell, 41, of Saint Augustine, Fla., and the woman were standing in the driveway when officers arrived.

The victim told police that Mitchell choked her. The report also indicates that the victim was punched.

Officers observed bruising and lacerations on her arms and neck.

When Mitchell was arrested, he was armed with a “lethal cutting instrument,” the report stated.

District Court Judge David Boling found probable cause Friday to charge Mitchell with aggravated assault on a family or household member, second-degree domestic battery causing injury, third-degree endangering the welfare of a minor

His bond was set at $25,000, cash or surety. A no-contact order was also imposed between Mitchell and the victim.

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

  • James Ingram, 23, of Pine Bluff, possession of a firearm by a felon, third-degree domestic battering and possession of a Schedule IV or Schedule V drug less than 28 grams; bond was set at $2,500, cash or surety.
  • Jonathan Isom, 26, of Jonesboro, simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of a firearm by a felon, theft by receiving a firearm valued at less than $2,500, possession of marijuana with the purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $25,000, cash or surety.
  • Andrea Massara, 38, of Jonesboro, possession of meth more than 2 grams but less than 10 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of clonazepam less than 28 grams, driving on a suspended license; bond set at $3,500, cash or surety.
  • Christopher Miller, 26, of Jonesboro, possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $1,500, cash or surety.
  • Brandy Rouse, 35, of Jonesboro, possession of meth more than 2 grams but less than 10 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of clonazepam less than 28 grams, felony suspended imposition of sentence revocation; bond set at $11,00, cash or surety.
  • Joel Thurman, 27, of Jonesboro, possession of drug paraphernalia, three counts of misdemeanor failure to appear, driving on a suspended license; bond set at $1,500, cash or surety.

Report: Woman held

against her will, beaten

JONESBORO — A woman reported Thursday that she was held against her will and beaten at a home in the 300 block of North Caraway Road.

The victim had no visible injuries when officers responded, according to the incident report. The suspect, 34, is a male family member of the victim. The incident happened Wednesday night.

If arrested, he faces charges of first-degree kidnaping, aggravated assault on a family or household member, first-degree interference with emergency communication and fleeing.

In another report, a man was arrested Thursday night on charges of having a woman’s car towed from the 1100 block of French Street.

According to the report, Stephen Moore, 27, of Jonesboro, used an insurance company to retrieve the gold 2008 Cadillac STS.

“(Moore) had threatened several times to come and take the vehicle, which is only registered to (her),” the report read. She states he prowls around her house at night and continually harasses her. She believes he took the keys, which she states she leaves in the center console."

The vehicle was recovered in the 2300 Brazos Street, according to the report. The online jail roster indicates that Moore was released prior to probable cause hearings Friday on the charge of theft of a vehicle valued at $5,000 or less but more than $1,000.

Other reports:

  • 400 block of Ridgecrest Street, theft of a black 2001 Honda VCD CC583.
  • 1000 block of South Nisbett Street, residential burglary, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a building.
  • 3500 block of East Nettleton Avenue, theft of a dark blue 2006 Volkswagen Passat.