Business reports break-in; $62 stolen

JONESBORO – The Craighead County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a burglary in which an unknown person broke into Strong Arm Appliance Repair, 1491 Craighead 751, Jonesboro.

The suspect entered the business through the north side door sometime between 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and 4:30 a.m. Thursday, the report indicates. The owner told a deputy that he found a desk drawer open and a money bag on the ground.

The perpetrator stole $62 in cash.


In a Jonesboro Police Department report, hundreds of dollars were reported stolen Wednesday from Golden Corral, 2405 E. Highland Drive.

An employee told police that a female suspect, 31, stole $1,299.29 sometime between Jan. 24 and Monday. The suspect’s relation to the business or the nature in which the money was stolen was not disclosed in the report.

Other reports:

200 block of Rogers Street, residential burglary, robbery, third-degree battery, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less.

1800 block of Kathleen Street, residential burglary, breaking or entering a blue Chevrolet Silverado, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a building.

200 block of Rogers Street, breaking or entering a silver 2013 Ford Explorer, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less, second-degree criminal mischief.

McDonald’s, 1910 E. Johnson Ave., theft of credit/debit cards, fraudulent use of a credit card.

Man found in river identified

POCAHONTAS – A man found dead Tuesday in the river next to the Black River Bridge has been identified, police announced Thursday.

The victim has been identified as Kenneth Ray Parsells of Florida. The circumstances behind the death was still under investigation Thursday, Pocahontas police said.

Tips can be submitted to the Pocahontas Police Department at 870-892-7747.

Two fatalities reported in crash

WYNNE – Two men died in a head-on collision Wednesday morning on Arkansas 284 in Cross County.

Matthew McClellan, 38, of Wynne, was driving northbound on the highway when he crossed the center line and struck Joseph Criss, 34, also of Wynne, head on, Arkansas State Police reported. Weather conditions were cloudy and roads were dry at the time of the accident.