Man robbed at gunpoint

JONESBORO — A man was hospitalized Wednesday afternoon after he was robbed at gunpoint at the intersection of Bradley Street and North Main Street.

The victim, 21, told Jonesboro police he was across the street from Express Mart, 811 N. Church St., when the unknown male suspect approached him, according to the incident report. The alleged perpetrator pointed a pistol at him and threatened to kill the victim if he didn’t give up his bag.

“(The victim) stated that he thought Suspect No. 1 was joking. He stated that is when Suspect No. 1 hit in the face with the grip of the pistol. At that point, (he) gave Suspect No. 1 the bag,” Officer Markis Dunham wrote.

The suspect fled northbound on North Main Street, the report read. Police observed that the victim had a severe laceration from the far left to the middle of his left eyebrow.

He was treated at St. Bernards Medical Center.


In another report, a mother reported Wednesday that a man inappropriately interacted with her daughter while playing video games online.

The victim, 10, told her mother that an unknown male suspect solicited oral sex, the report states. The video game the girl was playing, as well as the incident location, were not disclosed in the report.

If arrested, the suspect faces a felony charge of internet stalking of a child.


Other reports:

5100 block of Krueger Drive, breaking or entering a gray 2016 Dodge Dart, theft of a firearm valued at less than $2,500.

2400 block of East Highland Drive, theft of property valued at $25,000 or more.

5900 block of Rees Road, breaking or entering a silver 2006 Chevrolet Silverado, theft of a firearm valued less than $2,500, theft of credit/debit cards, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a vehicle.

100 block of West Forrest Street, breaking or entering a building or structure, first-degree criminal mischief.

Main Stop Exxon, 215 W. Huntington Ave., theft of property lost, mislaid or delivered by mistake.

Kum & Go, 3105 S. Stadium Blvd., theft of a black 2019 Kia Optima.

400 block of Calion Street, residential burglary, aggravated assault on a family or household member, theft of property valued at $5,000 or less but more than $1,000.

5300 block of Maple Valley Drive, fraudulent use of a credit card, theft of property valued at more than $5,000 but less than $25,000.

1300 block of Aggie Road, breaking or entering a building or structure, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a building.

500 block of North Caraway Road, theft of a green 2004 Mercury Grand Marquis.

3700 block of Landsbrook Drive, breaking or entering a building or structure, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a building.

Cavenaugh Kia, 3315 S. Stadium Blvd., breaking or entering six vehicles, theft of property valued at $1,000 or less from a vehicle.

Fatality reported in Jonesboro crash

JONESBORO – A woman died Wednesday night in a single-vehicle accident near the intersection of North Church Street and Center Street, according to Arkansas State Police.

Latoya Vanderbilt, 30, of Jonesboro, was driving northbound on North Church Street when she ran off the road, striking two trees. Vanderbilt’s 1997 Pontiac Grand Am then went through a row of bushes, hit another tree and flipped over.

The Jonesboro Police Department reported Wednesday that the victim was entrapped in the vehicle and traffic lanes were shut down intermittently in the area.

Weather conditions were clear and roads were dry during the accident.

Man sentenced to federal prison

LITTLE ROCK – A West Memphis man was sentenced Wednesday to 250 months in federal prison for his involvement in a meth conspiracy, Cody Hiland, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas announced.

Karlen Ingram, 38, was sentenced as part of Operation Money Don’t Sleep, which targets drug trafficking in West Memphis and the surrounding areas.

During an ongoing investigation, federal agents learned Ingram was a supplier of cocaine and crack cocaine for numerous individuals. In late 2015 and early 2016, agents made six controlled purchases of crack cocaine from Ingram, all of which occurred at his home.

Agents later learned that he shifted from primarily distributing cocaine to also dealing in meth. The investigation revealed that Ingram and his co-conspirators used the U.S. Postal Service to ship illegal narcotics, which continued through January 2017.

On July 11, 2017, a grand jury charged Ingram and others with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute meth. Ingram pleaded guilty on Oct. 2, 2019.

A judge sentenced Ingram on Wednesday to more than 20 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal system.