Suspect punched, stunned during arrest

JONESBORO — A man hospitalized for injuries he incurred during his Saturday arrest faces up to life in prison if convicted of drug and gun possession charges.

When two Jonesboro bike patrolmen attempted to stop a man who was walking in the road near the intersection of Fairfield Drive and Parkwood Avenue, the suspect fled to a nearby home in the 2300 block of Fairfield, police allege.

“When Suspect No. 1 made it to the doorway, I grabbed the back of his shit and attempted to pull him back out of the residence. (His) shirt ripped and (he) continued into the residence,” Officer Dalynn Johson wrote.

Cameron Hollins, 34, of Jonesboro, made it to a back bedroom, where he “actively resisted and tried to get away” and “would not give up his hands and was trying to push (the officers) off of him,” documents state.

In a scuffle, Johnson wrote that Hollins was able to get off the ground to a closet. The officer reported that he feared the suspect was reaching for a weapon and punched him in the face several times.

Hollins was also stunned in the stomach before he was handcuffed, according to the incident report. He was taken to NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital for head injuries including a swollen face and bleeding lip.

Items taken into evidence from the suspect were a .380 pistol with seven bullets, a pocket knife, 1.3 grams of marijuana, three Xanax pills, a half-gram of meth, three Ecstasy pills and 0.6 grams of cocaine.

District Court Judge Tommy Fowler found probable cause Monday to charge Hollins with simultaneous possession of drugs and firearms, possession of meth less than 2 grams with the purpose to deliver, possession of cocaine less than 2 grams with the purpose to deliver, possession of Ecstasy with the purpose to deliver, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, misdemeanor possession of Xanax with the purpose to deliver, misdemeanor possession of marijuana with the purpose to deliver, resisting arrest, fleeing on foot and disorderly conduct obstructing traffic.

Fowler set bond for Hollins at $150,000, cash or surety.

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

Daniel Beverly, 29, of Blytheville, second-degree domestic battering, public intoxication; $5,000, cash or surety.

Kejoun Burton, 41, of Jonesboro, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony and misdemeanor failure to appear; bond set at $3,500, cash or surety.

James Covington, 27, of Jonesboro, possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $1,500, cash or surety.

Wesley Ferguson, 43, of Jonesboro, residential burglary, first-degree stalking, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less, violation of a protection order; bond set at $103,500, cash or surety.

Michael Gibson, 34, of Jonesboro, second-degree domestic battering, third-degree domestic battering; bond set at $15,000, cash or surety.

Darius Gilcrease, 21, of Jonesboro, possession of Ecstasy with the purpose to deliver, possession of felony and misdemeanor possession of a Schedule IV or Schedule V drug with the purpose to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor possession of marijuana with the purpose to deliver, misdemeanor failure to appear, nonpayment of fines; bond set at $10,750, cash or surety.

Mark Hester, 36, of Jonesboro, possession of a Ecstasy less than 2 grams, possession of marijuana less than 4 ounces, resisting arrest, possession of an open alcohol container in a vehicle, driving on a suspended license, misdemeanor failure to appear; bond set at $6,00, cash or surety.

Anthony Hurst, 28, of Jonesboro, felony and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $7,500, cash or surety.

Brian Laird, 41, of Lake City, possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $45,000, cash or surety.

Phoenix Liles, 30, Jonesboro, possession of meth less than 2 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal use of brass knuckles, possession of marijuana less than 4 ounces, misdemeanor failure to appear; bond set at $5,000, cash or surety.

Denielle Pease, 33, of Jonesboro, possession of meth less than 2 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana less than 4 ounces; bond set at $3,500, cash or surety.

Augustus Peters, 33, of Jonesboro, possession of meth less than 2 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana less than 4 ounces; bond set at $3,500, cash or surety.

Laranda Ruiz, 29, of Trumann, possession of meth less than 2 grams, possession of Xanax less than 48 grams; bond set at $3,500, cash or surety.

Bernice Sanders, 54, of Jonesboro, second-degree battery causing injury; bond set at $3,000, cash or surety.

Shawnda Walker, 44, of Trumann, felony failure to appear; bond set at $7,500, cash or surety.

Titus Wright, 31, of Jonesboro, possession of drug paraphernalia; bond set at $3,500, cash or surety.

Man robbed at gunpoint

JONESBORO – A Walnut Ridge man reported that he was robbed at gunpoint Friday morning on Arrowhead Farm Road.

One of three unknown suspects also hit him with a bat, according to the incident report. A witness told police he saw the victim being chased by a white van. The suspects got away with $480 in cash, two pocket knives, a CashApp card, state ID, Social Security card, a photo of the victim’s deceased daughter, cross with his daughter’s ashes inside it and a pair of gray Nike shoes.

In another report, a woman told police Saturday that a man kicked her back door in and threatened to “pistol whip” her in the 700 block of Marshall Street.

Police placed a “Be on the Lookout” alert Saturday on the aggravated residential burglary suspect, 22. The victim was unharmed, the report states.

Other reports:

600 block of Pinehill Lane, theft of red and white 1995 Crownline boat.

Kum & Go, 2028 N. Church St., fraudulent use of a credit card.

1400 block of Neville Court, fraudulent use of a credit card.

300 block of Wolf Den Drive, residential burglary, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but greater than $1,000, first-degree criminal mischief.

1000 block of Neil Drive, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but greater than $1,000.

1600 block of Tanglewood Drive, fraudulent use of a credit card, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but greater than $1,000.

500 block of East Oak Avenue, theft of a white 2016 Chevrolet Malibu, theft of a firearm valued at less than $2,500.

200 block of David Cove, first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at $5,000 or less but greater than $1,000.

1800 block of Greensboro Road, breaking or entering a silver 2020 Nissan Pathfinder, first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at $5,000 or less but greater than $1,000, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but greater than $1,000 from a vehicle, theft of credit/debit cards.

1600 block of Greensboro Road, breaking or entering a white 2015 Dodge Ram 1500, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a vehicle.

700 block of Marshall Street, breaking or entering a building or structure, first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at $1,000 or less, criminal trespassing.

1400 block of Belt Street, breaking or entering a silver 2014 Nissan Altima.

900 block of North Patrick Street, breaking or entering a white 2016 Nissan Altima, theft of a firearm valued at less than $2,500, first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at $1,000 or less.

800 block of Richsmith Lane, breaking or entering a silver 2019 Chevrolet Equinox, theft of credit/debit cards, first-degree criminal mischief causing property damage valued at $1,000 or less.

Intersection of East Washington Avenue and South Bridge Street, aggravated assault.

1000 block of Vine Street, residential burglary, theft of items valued at $5,000 or less but greater than $1,000 from a building.

1 dead, 2 injured in Paragould crash

PARAGOULD – One Greene County resident died and two others were injured Sunday morning near a residence in the 1000 block of Greene 733, Arkansas State Police reported.

Rex Nelson, 50, of Paragould, was driving a 2019 Can-Am side-by-side when the vehicle left the road to the left, hit a tree and overturned, according to a preliminary crash summary. Nelson and his two passengers were ejected from the utility terrain vehicle.

The driver and Cindy Carter, 42, of Paragould, were taken to Arkansas Methodist Medical Center for treatment. Cecil Nelson, 58, of Paragould, was pronounced dead on the scene by Greene County Coroner Dick Pace.

Weather conditions were clear and the road was dry during the accident.