JPD investigates child sex crime

JONESBORO — A man was arrested Sunday as police investigate a sex crime involving a 3-year-old boy.

Police allege that Jacob Stewart, 21, of Jonesboro, threatened to have a woman’s residence “shot up” while she and her child were inside, the probable cause affidavit read. The victim told a Jonesboro Police Department investigator that Stewart made the threat during an argument where she accused him of “mistreating her son,” it read.

In a redacted police report released Monday, the boy told her that Stewart “made him touch his (genitalia) and his butt hurt.” The suspect was arrested at a nearby gas station, and District Court Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause Monday to charge him with first-degree terroristic threatening.

“Any additional charges are pending the completion of this investigation,” JPD reported.

As of press time, Stewart was being held on a $15,000 cash or surety bond. Fowler also enacted a no-contact order barring him from the child and his mother.

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In another report, a cyclist was severely injured Friday in an accident near the intersection of East Johnson Avenue and North Caraway Road.

The male victim, 23, was transported to St. Bernards Medical Center for a broken right wrist and hand. A 20-year-old Jonesboro woman is suspected of striking the man with her vehicle, the report indicates.

Other reports:

1900 block of East Johnson Avenue, residential burglary, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less.

First National Bank, 912 Southwest Drive, financial identity fraud.

3800 block of Raider Road, financial identity fraud.

3300 block of Turtle Creek Road, residential burglary, theft of property valued t $1,000 or less.

River City Flooring, 3128 E. Nettleton Ave., forgery, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but more than $1,000.

4400 block of Harrisburg Road, aggravated assault on a family or household member.

Food Smart, 2819 E. Nettleton Ave., fraudulent use of a credit card, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but more than $1,000.

600 block of Warren Street, theft of property valued more than $5,000 but less than $25,000.

3700 block of Schley Street, residential burglary, first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at more than $1,000 but $5,000 or less.

1100 block of Elkhorn Lane, interference with custody.

5500 block of Slimbridge Drive, breaking or entering a gray 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a vehicle.

300 block of Brookshire Drive, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but more than $1,000.

Academy Sports, 2800 Parkwood Road, theft of credit/debit cards, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less.

200 block of East Nettleton Avenue, breaking or entering a white 2006 Jeep Liberty, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a vehicle.

400 block of North Drake Street, breaking or entering a dark green 2011 Mazda, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a vehicle.

Haven Hotel, 3006 S. Caraway Road, theft of a firearm valued at less than $2,500.

300 block of North Drake Street, theft of a red 2018 Can-Am XMR four-wheeler.

2100 block of Windy Pine Drive, breaking or entering a white 2014 Dodge Charger, theft of a firearm valued at less than $2,500.

Several retail and restaurant locations in Jonesboro, fraudulent use of a credit card.

100 block of Leggett Street, residential burglary, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a building.

Walmart, 1911 W. Parker Road, second-degree battery injuring persons 12 years and younger, first-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

600 block of Marshall Street, aggravated assault, first-degree terroristic threatening.

700 block of Southwest Drive, breaking or entering a building or structure, theft of property valued more than $5,000 but less than $25,000.

1600 block of Aggie Road, residential burglary, first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at $1,000 or less.

2000 block of West Nettleton Avenue, first-degree terroristic threatening, second-degree false imprisonment, first-degree assault.

Exxon, 3109 Martin Luther King Drive, theft of a red 1999 Freightliner tractor-trailer.

Greenway Equipment, 4215 S. Stadium Blvd., first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at more than $1,000 but $5,000 or less.

Jonesboro, financial identity fraud, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but more than $1,000.

Tractor Supply Co., 2606 Red Wolf Blvd., first-degree terroristic threatening.

Regions Bank, 2400 E. Highland Drive, second-degree forgery using a check.

900 block of Sandra Lane, breaking or entering a white 2015 Dodge Challenger, theft of credit/debit cards, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less.

1000 block of West Matthews Avenue, breaking or entering a blue 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a vehicle.

Radioactive gauge reported stolen

WEST MEMPHIS — The Arkansas Department of Health was notified Tuesday that a gauge containing radioactive material has been stolen from a private residential driveway in West Memphis.

The gauge contains shielding and is not dangerous if it remains intact. However, the gauge could present a radiation hazard if it was damaged and the radioactive sources were exposed and/or removed from their sealed container.

The yellow, rectangular gauge is described as a Troxler Electronic Laboratories Model 3411-B, Serial No. 4794. Its transport case is about the size and shape of a storage trunk and is made of hard, yellow plastic material with handles on each side and on top.

Although the gauge poses a potential public health risk, it does not contain enough radioactive material to be used for an explosive device. Anyone finding this gauge should maintain a safe distance immediately report it to local police or ADH’s radiation staff duty officer at 501-661-2173.